A gentlemen’s dialogue
by Anna Moldenhauer | 5/23/2019
Galerie Parisa Kind in Frankfurt/Main is showcasing works by designer Pierre Paulin for the first time in Germany, juxtaposing them to paintings by his long-term friend Christoph von Weyhe.
Andy, too, seems set to become a great classic, bearing as it does the imprint of Pierre Paulin. Reinterpreting Florence Knoll’s settee (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. The baguette stitching on the structure and the piping highlighting the lines of the seat and back cushions both testify to the care taken with the finish. Initially designed to be covered in leather, it also takes fabric coverings, in which case the covers are removable. The use of very high quality multi-density foams on the seat and back promote the best sitting posture, with a well-judged slope of the seat and individually-sprung seat cushions with Pullmaflex springs for ideal comfort.
|Seat finish||with upholstery|
|Height of seat||420 mm|
|Base finish||with legs|
|Backrest finish||with back padding|
|Armrest finish||with armrests|
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