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Table basse CM 191 de Pierre Paulin pour Thonet, France (vers 1957)

circa 1957
47 x 140 cm (18,5 x 55,12 in.)
H 37 x L 140 x P 47 cm
Price : 2,500 €


Pierre Paulin (1927-2009) & Thonet (éditeur)

Table basse modèle CM191
Piétement en fil d’acier laqué noir formé de doubles arcatures appareillées en forme de V
Plateau rectangulaire en acajou massif à verni naturel
Rare première édition Thonet

Vers 1957

Modèle reproduit in Pierre Paulin, un univers de formes, A. Chapoutot, Éditions Du May, Paris, 1992, pp. 27-28.
Modèle reproduit in Les années 50: Six années pour s’imposer, P. Paulin, Archibooks, pp. 24-25.

About Pierre Paulin

Pierre Paulin (9 July 1927 - 13 June 2009) was a French furniture designer and interior designer. His uncle Georges Paulin was a part-time automobile designer and invented the mechanical retractible hardtop, who was later executed by the Nazis in 1941 as a hero of the French Resistance. After failing his Baccalauréat, Pierre trained to become a ceramist in Vallaurius on the French Rivera and then as a stone-carver in Burgundy. Soon after, he injured his right arm in a fight, ending his dreams as a sculptor but attend the Ecole Camondo in Paris. He had a stint with the Gascoin company in Le Havre where he gained an interest in Scandinavian and Japanese design. He was famed for his innovative work with Artifort in the 1960s and interior design in the 1970s. At the time, his chair designs were considered very modern and unique and kick-started the successes of his designs among the younger population. Even today, his pieces are still being made and are sought after at auctions.

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