Artifort recently reintroduced, at the 2014 Milan Design Week, Pierre Paulin’s F564 and C565 designs. Renamed ‘Nest’, the two pieces were originally designed in 1962, and were part of a previous well-loved Artifort collection.
The armchair is ideal for times when you want to curl up on your own with a book or a tablet computer, while the compact two-seater sofa is perfect for cosy lounging with your other half.
The Nest is a direct relation of the Mushroom (originally designed in 1960, and reintroduced in 2013), and inherits the same structure and construction method. The structure involves a steel frame covered with cut foam, Dacron, and upholstery of stretchy fabrics, yet a minimum number of straight-stitched seams.
The bright colours add an element of fun to the beautiful flowing lines of the design, giving it a charming retro look.
About The designer – Pierre Paulin RDI
At an international furniture show organised by Kho Liang le, Pierre Paulin (1927) made a considerable impression with a contemporary shell fauteuil. Shortly after the show, he became a freelance designer for Artifort. This marked the beginning of a long and fruitful collaboration. What makes his designs so distinctive is their striking sculptural shape, which earned Paulin many prizes worldwide. His work remains timeless and progressive even today. This is not form for form’s sake but applied design. With comfort as the constant starting-point.
*All images and information courtesy of Artifort.