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A beautiful example of applied art. The Ribbon is a completely upholstered design by Pierre Paulin from 1966 and a professional, innovative vision on the well-known Ribbon form. Metal frame with horizontal springs, covered with foam and stretch fabric. A lacquered pressed-wood pedestal. Featured in the collection of the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia.
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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