- Volume m3 : 0.3679
- Seating height :42cm
- Designers :Pierre Paulin
- Height :72cm
- Width :75cm
- Depth :55cm
- Not to be confused with Eero Saarinen's Tulip Chair
- Artistic design from 1965
- Luxurious cashmere
- Available in several colours
- Swivel base
- 30 days free returns
The half open petal shape of Paulin's Little Tulip Chair is a warm and inviting place to sit. Ergonomically designed for maximum comfort, the chair is colourful, aesthetic and functional. Its organic frame is curved to follow the flow of the body, providing optimum support to the lower back. Soft to the touch, the chair is upholstered in luxurious cashmere, which adds to its cosy appeal. Elegant and distinctive, the chair has a polished stainless steel swivel base. It is ideal for dining rooms, lounges, bedrooms and offices.
THE STORY BEHIND THE PAULIN LITTLE TULIP CHAIR
Designed in 1965, the Little Tulip Chair embodies Paulin's philosophy that a chair should be more than simply functional. It should be friendly, fun and colorful'. Paulin often looked to everyday objects for his inspiration, and his furniture is renowned for its sculptural lines and organic form. The Little Tulip Chair was made in the Netherlands, where the tulip is unofficially considered to be the national flower.
ABOUT THE DESIGNER
French designer Pierre Paulin was famous for his sensual and bold furniture designs. His unconventional approach to design took him to high places – Paulin was commissioned to furnish the interior of the Élysée Presidential palace for presidents Georges Pompidou and François Mitterrand during the 1970s and early 1980s. Many of Paulin’s original furnishings still adorn the French Presidential palace, and current President Nicholas Sarkozy has even honoured him as ‘the man who made design an art’. Some of Paulin’s renowned chair designs include; the Oyster chair (1954), the Globe chair (1959) and the ever fruitful Orange slice chair (1960).
"I don’t create. I draw, I design."