The Little Tulip meeting and dining chair for Artifort…. as if designer Pierre Paulin had premonitions of Flower Power!
The simple Little Tulip designchair spreads its half-open petals around the sitter. Delicate, cheerful, light, inviting and warming at the same time. The Little Tulip looks beautiful at a dining table and inspiring in a meeting room. Elegance through and through.
Tulip chair collection
The Little Tulip is a real Artifort classic that was released in 1965, and remains a timeless chair to this day. The Little Tulip design chair is available in many versions: with a cross base, rotating disc or non-rotating disc, chromed or powder coated and in many different colors and types of fabric.
The family members of the Little Tulip are the big Tulip armchair, the midsize Tulip Midi fauteuil and a Little Tulip barstool.
The Little Tulip chair is part of the Artifort Fast Delivery Collection. This means that the chair can be produced in a number of versions in an accelerated production lead time of only 4 weeks.
Pierre Paulin (1927) made a considerable impression with a contemporary shell fauteuil, at an international furniture show organised by Kho Liang le. Shortly after the show, he became a freelance designer for Artifort. This marked the beginning of a long and fruitful collaboration. What makes his designs so distinctive is their striking sculptural shape, which earned Paulin many prizes worldwide. His work remains timeless and progressive even today. This is not form for form’s sake but applied design. With comfort as the constant starting-point. Artifort still includes many of Paulin’s designs dating from the nineteen-sixties and seventies in its permanent collection. His work can be admired in museums throughout the world. Apart from furniture, he also designed interiors for the French presidents Pompidou and Mitterrand in the Elysée Palace in Paris. Pierre Paulin died on 13 June 2009 in a hospital in Montpellier (France). The French president Sarkozy honoured him as "the man who made design an art". In November 2009, Paulin was posthumously awarded the distinction of "Royal Designer for Industry" (RDI).