When Pierre Paulin was building one particular-off chairs and interiors in the 2nd fifty percent of the 20th Century, little did he know the popularity his function would receive in the distant age of social media. Getting now appeared in all the things from Louis Vuitton strategies, Kanye West’s Atlanta warehouse, to Frank Ocean’s living area — the French designer’s legacy life on as his function has turn out to be a status image for famous people and artwork fanatics close to the world.
For the most current installment of TAGGED, HYPEBEAST surveyed the most sought after Paulin pieces on Instagram. Inspite of their whimsical and unorthodox visual appeal, Paulin was a functionalist and designed objects that he meant to be applied, not just admired in the webpages of record. “A whole lot of the styles my father intended in the late ’60s, starting of [the] ’70s, ended up hardly ever definitely created in [a] collection,” said Pierre’s son, Benjamin, in an job interview with HYPEBEAST. “Sometimes developed for French palaces, for federal government commissions, but never really created for the people today to possess,” he extra.
That would alter in 2017, when his loved ones estate, also recognized as Paulin, Paulin, Paulin, began reissuing some of his iconic patterns, these types of as the Mushroom Chair, the F-444 Lounge Chair and the modular Dune Couch. “We took the archives and we place them in today’s natural environment, today’s context, today’s philosophy,” explained Benjamin’s spouse Alice.
Check out the total deep dive on Pierre Paulin in the most up-to-date episode of TAGGED.
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