Vintage Pierre Paulin Furniture



2015-06-26 10:33:34

Vintage Pierre Paulin Furniture is furniture originally produced by the French designer Pierre Paulin.

Brief history and description

Pierre Paulin was a famous and world-recognized French furniture designer whose work was inspired by the likes of Eames, Saarinen and Bertoia.

Paulin was hired to work for Artifot from 1960 to 1970, and during this time he built numerous different chair designs such as the "Mushroom" chair (1960), the "Flesh Tongue" chair (1967) and the "Ribbon" chair (1966). Not just limited to chairs, many of Paulin's other popular furniture designs include his "Allusions" rug, his "Elysee" shelving units, and his "Antigone" tables, to name a few.

Guide for collectors

Pierre Paulin furniture designs which were created for Francois Mitterand, the President of France are considered to be rare as only a few of these furniture items are known to exist. Paulin's "Amphys" sofas are also considered to be rare.

Restoration of a vintage Pierre Paulin furniture item is recommended, but only if there is noticeable damage. However, restoring a furniture item may decrease its value.

For more information regarding vintage Pierre Paulin furniture, visit Pierre Paulin's official website or Bonluxat.


Wright Auctions in Chicago, Illinois sold a mahogany, leather and cane Pierre Paulin armchair for $21,000 in December of 2010.

Phillips de Pury & Company in New York sold a Pierre Paulin "Amphys" sofa made of foam, stretch jersey fabric and wood for $22,000 in June of 2006.

Wright Auctions in Chicago, Illinois sold a Pierre Pauli lacquered wood, rope and leather Arachnoid armchair for $5,000 in June of 2009.

Kamelot Auctions in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania sold a red lacquered Pierre Paulin desk for $5,750 in February of 2008.

Phillips de Pury & Company in New York sold an aluminum and smoked glass Pierre Paulin "Elysee" dining suite consisting of one table, six chairs and six stools for $17,000 in October of 2011.

Dr. Fischer Fine Art Auctions in Heilbronn, Germany sold a Pierre Paulin "Sessel" chair for €450 in November of 2008.

Peachtree & Bennett in Atlanta, Georgia sold a Pierre Paulin "Little Tulip" chair for $400 in April of 2011.

Kamelot Auctions in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania sold a pair of Pierre Paulin high back concorde lounge chairs which were both supported on a T-form aluminum stand for $1,000 in February of 2008.

Susanin's Auctions in Chicago, Illinois sold a pair of grey and white Pierre Paulin upholstered armchairs for $550 in June of 2004.

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