Pierre Paulin was one of the most talented French designers of the mid twentieth century. In 1952, he was one of the first designers to call the attention of the company Thonet, through which he discovered and optimized new materials similarly to what the American designers Eames, Saarinen and Bertoia did. Only in 1956, after accepting Harry Wagemans’ invitation to join Artfort, was he able to find the necessary means and support to perform the production of his designs.
His innovative productions anticipated social revolutions by the lifestyle they encouraged. By the end of the 60’s decade, he took benefit from an internal collaboration with the both talented and inventive new artisans from the new Research and Creation Atelier of “Le Mobillier National”. It occurred simultaneously to the renovation of the Louvre Museum Denon wing, the renovation of the president Georges Pompidou’s private apartment at Elysées and, later on, the creation of furniture for François the futureMitterand`s office in 1983.
Despite this prestigious experiences have contributed for his renown,other pieces of design allowed the audience to find out the modern life comfort. The man of the future, Paulin disseminated poetic objects along his path, which were a step ahead of their time; His rediscovery, more then 30 years later inspired admiration.