Title Information

Records for not-yet-published titles do not include subject classifications. To initiate an order, see the instructions at the bottom of the page.

PIERRE PAULIN: LIFE AND WORK. Translation of Pierre Paulin: L'Homme et l'oeuvre (Editions Albin Michel, Paris, 2014). Nadine Descendre. Vendome Scriptum, Vendome Press, New York, 2016. Published in association with CO & Bear Productions (UK) Ltd, London. Distributed by Abrams, New York. 240 pp. with 334 ills. (272 col.). 28 x 27 cm. ISBN 9780865653351 In English.
Publisher's description: Playfully rejecting the orderly restraint of midcentury design, the French avant-garde designer and architect Pierre Paulin (1927-2009) imagined sleek departure lounges for the jet set, perfume bottles for Courreges, and unforgettable Pop-era pieces like the Orange Slice chair, the shell-shaped Oyster chair, and the Tongue, a wavy, low-slung chaise. Paulin's signature innovation was to wrap his pieces in colorful stretch jersey, softening them and concealing their inner steel and wood. In their casual, kinetic sprawl, his chairs not only offered an invitation to relax and lounge; they also took the temperature of Paris in the late 1960s. Fascinated by the possibilities of new materials, Paulin was both a modernist and a traditionalist, a designer who took equal care designing ordinary objects such as fans, razors, and fondue pots as he did outfitting the private quarters of French presidents Pompidou and Mitterand. This vibrantly illustrated book draws from previously unpublished archives a wealth of vivid drawings, models, and photographs to reveal the restless energy of this midcentury icon, whose works are finding new popularity today.
Artist(s):Paulin, Pierre
Indexing: Western, Europe — France — Post-1945 — Furniture
Plans: 70,30
Worldwide Number: 172804
Hardcover $65.00t (libraries receive a 20% discount on this title)    

Select titles for ordering by clicking in the boxes to the left of the title entries and then click on the "Add to Cart" button below. You will then be able to specify quantities and continue with your order.

NOTE: The shopping cart will expire after 2 hours of inactivity.