Pierre Paulin Set of 2 "442" Club Chairs for Artifort, 1960
Set of 2 Club chairs called "442" designed by Pierre Paulin for Artifort. In 1962, reinterpreting Florence Knoll's settee from 1954, he softened all its contours, reducing the number of buttons to eliminate the severe squares of quilting and made the metal structure underlining the edges of its base disappear, retaining only the four legs : in short, he designed a new domestic settee, both sensual and refined. And as a precious refinement, he mounted the chromed steel legs inside the armrests both to the front and to the rear, a touch which was just as elegant when viewed from the front as from the rear: inserting the leg into the armrest necessitated more meticulous stitching and upholstery for a perfect finish. Faux black leather seating in a great vintage condition. Originally marked on a bottom of the chairs.
79 cm H, 75 cm W, 80 cm D.
Seat height: 42 cm.