Pierre Paulin (9 July 1927 - 13 June 2009)
In the 60s and 70s , thanks to the invention of new support structures and the use of stretch fabrics, Pierre Paulin created sculptures to sit in. "A cabinet must first be useful to the uses and comfortable. If there is poetry, so much the better ..."said Pierre Paulin . His creations emanate happiness and conviviality. Between 1968 and 1972 , he was entrusted with the decoration of the Denon Wing of the Louvre Museum . But if it is an event that brought Pierre Paulin its reputatio , it is his furniture for the Elysee Palace under presidents Georges Pompidou and François Mitterrand. In 1970, Paulin Pompidou asked him to decorate a suite of rooms for official receptions : a dining room , living room tables, a smoking room and a dressing room. While most of his iconic furniture was produced by Dutch furniture manufacturer Artifort, he also designed for Calor, Ericsson, Renault, Saviem, Tefal, Thomson and Airbus.