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An armchair for all times. Sensitive yet strong. Art that is always comfortable. The Big Mushroom by Pierre Paulin includes the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Once launched as the F562, and has been re-launched as Big Mushroom. Designer Pierre Paulin distinguished himself with this armchair in the original shape and revolutionary manufacturing technique for the time. The idea for the Mushroom came to Pierre Paulin while he was watching women, shaped and sheathed in their swimming suits. He wanted the same thing for a seat. The inspiration can be found in the beautiful curves as well as in the seamless one-piece elastic upholstery. The Mushroom is the first piece of furniture that is manufactured with an seamless one-piece elastic cover method. Its original shape will mark the furniture of the 60s by inspiring many other creations with sculptural forms. The round shapes and comfortable padding are a perfect match with bright colours for an original and trendy effect.
Born in Paris in 1927, Paulin made his début in the 50's. Known for his designs and installations (TV, Thonet, Bertrand Faure, Disderot, Artifort), he brought modernity to the Elysée Palace for President Pompidou in 1971. He designed all the furniture for the official office of François Mitterrand, and renovated the dining room for Jacques Chirac. At the same time, he founded ADSA with two associates, working on industrial projects (Calor, Allibert, Stamp) and brand image (Air France) as well as fitting-out railway stations (Gare de Lyon, Gare de Versailles Rive Gauche).
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