where the young and wild things roam, artifort and glottman are there to provide iconic, kid-friendly furniture for the now. perfect to give as baby gifts or for the nursery. when your child grows up to be an avid reader or a design-lover-to-be, the orange slice will be there. and when your child gets too big for the chair, it’s still a charming eye-catcher. it might also be a good idea to keep it for your grandchildren (and the cat will think it’s a great place to nap). construction: the orange slice junior consists of two identical, foam-covered beech shells upholstered with dacron and then a fabric or leather of your choice. the metal base is powder-coated.
about the designer: 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. artifort still includes many of paulin’s designs dating from the nineteen-sixties and seventies in its permanent collection. his work can be admired in museums throughout the world. apart from furniture, he also designed interiors for the french presidents pompidou and mitterrand in the elysée palace in paris. pierre paulin died on june 13, 2009 in a hospital in montpellier (france). the french president sarkozy honoured him as “the man who made design an art”. in november 2009, paulin was posthumously awarded the distinction of “royal designer for industry” (rdi).
for more information about apollo or other artifort products contact glottman @ 305.438.3711 or glottman.com.