Pierre Paulin Mushroom Chair for Artifort. Paulin said of his time at Artifort, “It represented the first full expression of my abilities. I considered the manufacture of chairs to be rather primitive and I was trying to think up new processes.” Such processes included new techniques in foam, rubber and stretch fabrics, with comfort as the primary driver. The combination of these materials made Paulin’s chair designs rounder, softer and more organic in shape than those of his contemporaries.
These chairs, nicknamed ‘Butterfly’ chairs, come in black saddle leather with nickel steel frame. They were designed by the French-born designer Pierre Paulin for Artifort in 1963. They appear in the literature, p. 189 In the book ‘Pierre Paulin Designer’, Archibooks Edition. These are 1970s editions in excellent condition with one previous owner.
Verner Panton Vilbert Chair. In the early 90s Verner Panton was commissioned to design the Vilbert chair by IKEA. The idea was to bring excellent design, relatively cheaply to the general public. Only 3000 of them were produced in two colour ways. The run sold out quickly and has since become a design classic.