April 26, 2013

Completely restored: Pierre Paulin Tulip Chairs

We just finished a complete restoration (and reupholstery) of these two Pierre Paulin Tulip Chairs. I wish I had been able to snap a photo before the work started, but they were quite eager in the workroom! I did, however, get a shot of one of the chairs completely stripped down:

These chairs were in pretty bad shape, so we removed everything and replaced it, all the while staying true to the original technical specifications. Pierre Paulin designed this chair in 1965, like a flower, with the petals opening around the sitter. It's quite comfortable, and quite complicated to reupholster (but we like that!).

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