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.
In 1954, following his initial success at the Salon des Arts Ménagers, Paris of 1953, Pierre Paulin began a collaboration with Thonet-France, for whom he designed a number of pieces, most notably desks and chairs.
It was at this time that he designed the ‘CM 141’ desk. with its black lacquered steel frame, black melamined writing surface and block of two drawers in ash veneer. A long way indeed from the rounded, organic forms which characterised Paulin’s established style in the 1950s and 1960s, this functional, minimalist desk is a direct descendant of the Bauhaus movement.
Ligne Roset is reproducing this desk in 2008 under the name Tanis. Its original design has been scrupulously preserved but the modest, self-effacing finishes of the era have been modernized and enriched: The writing surface is now in black MDF set on a coordinating lacquered steel frame, while the block of two drawers is finished in natural walnut veneer.
|Seat finish||with upholstery|
|Height of seat||370 mm|
|Backrest finish||with back padding|
|Armrest finish||with armrests|
|Table finish||with drawers|
|Table top shape||rectangular|
shades of brown
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