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Artifort Ribbon Lounge Chair

Brand

artifort
Starting at: $8452.00 CAD
$8,452.00 CAD

Description

The fauteuil as art. This classic design by Pierre Paulin dates from 1966 and is as comfortable as it is unique. The Ribbon features a metal frame with horizontal springs covered with foam and stretch fabric. The base is made of lacquered pressed wood. The Ribbon MORE INFO

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DesignerKvadrat
Material
  • New Wool90%
  • Helanca10%

Tonus 4 is a colour update of Tonus, an elastic upholstery fabric by late textile artist Nina Koppel. Ideal for modern organic furniture and characterised by rare colour richness.

The story behind Tonus starts at the end of the 1960s, when the furniture manufacturer Kevi A/S introduced the Jørgen Rasmussen office chair. The chair was in a sculptural form, which made upholstering it complex and expensive. The search for a stretchable fabric began and this led to the development of Tonus.

Now recognised as a classic textile, Tonus brings colours to life in vibrant, precise fashion. Building on this characteristic, the intensity and brightness of all the colours have been increased.

The new earthy, golden tones in the palette are taken from Nina Koppel’s original colour archive. They show her brilliant sense of colour, which reflects that she mastered all facets of the colour design from the warm tones associated with spices and Oriental mysticism, to the cooler Nordic aquamarine colours.

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The fauteuil as art. This classic design by Pierre Paulin dates from 1966 and is as comfortable as it is unique. The Ribbon features a metal frame with horizontal springs covered with foam and stretch fabric. The base is made of lacquered pressed wood. The Ribbon is exhibited in the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

MATERIALS:

  • Base lacquered pressed wood

MEASUREMENTS:

  • Overall Height: 72cm / 28.3"
  • Width: 100cm / 39.4"
  • Seat Height: 39cm / 15.4"

HELPFUL NOTES:

  • Specifications PDF
  • We advise to upholster the Ribbon Chair in Kvadrat Tonus3 or a fabric from the Momentum collection by Jack Lenor Larsen. Other fabrics will cause a number of pleats to appear, which cannot be avoided.
Brand
Artifort

Art and comfort is what this world-famous brand stands for. And timeless design. Design that endures. Design that is authoritative. Design for sitting, waiting, meeting, storing and discussing. It’s no accident that our delightful, exclusive furniture features in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Artifort means top-quality design by top designers. For the home, office, boardroom or lobby. In the Artifort collection, everyone who attaches importance to form and function will find a design that captures their heart.

Designer
Artifort Ribbon Lounge Chair Designed by:
  • Pierre Paulin , 1966
Pierre Paulin

Pierre Paulin 

France, 1927 - 2009

Pierre Pauling was a French furniture designer and interior designer. His uncle Georges Paulin was a part-time automobile designer and invented the mechanical retractible hardtop. He was later executed by the Nazi's in 1941 as a hero of the French Resistance. After failing his Baccalauréat, he 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 70's.

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.

Pierre Paulin had his debut exhibition at the Salon des arts ménagers in 1953. Afterwards, his would appear on the cover of the magazine La Maison Française. A year later he would be employed by the Thonet company and began experimenting with stretching swimwear materials over traditionally made chairs. Around 4 years later he would join the Maastricht-based Dutch manufacturers Artifort. Working at Artifort he would become famous worldwide with his Mushroom chair (1960). At his time working for Artifort, Paulin quoted "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" he said in 2008, he worked with foams and rubbers from Italy all worked around a light metallic frame. He would then use a new stretch material over the chair. His designs were focused on applied design rather than focusing on form with comfort as his chair's starting-point. The combination of these materials made Paulin's chair designs made rounder, and comfortable shapes that are still being used in chairs today.

During the 70's and 80's he was invited to decorate and furnish several important places for important people. He redecorated the living, dining, smoking and exhibition rooms of the Elysée's private apartments for Pompidou in 1971. In 1983 he furnished the office of François Mitterrand. In 1979 he launched his own consultancy and worked for Calor, Ericsson, Renault, Saviem, Tefal, Thomson and Airbus.In 1994 he would retire to the Cévennes in southern France but would still continue on designing furniture. He died on the 13th of June, 2009 in a hospital in Montpellier, France.

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