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Aesop et Paulin, Paulin, Paulin, rue Saint-Honoré, Paris January 2017

On January 17, 2017, Aesop launches a significant expression of their design approach, conceiving a collaboration with Paulin, Paulin, Paulin to transform their rue Saint-Honoré office into a space temporarily housing Aesop Facial Appointments for the first time in Paris.
"We anticipated a space for Aesop that makes you forget the run of time, and as such, it required timeless furniture." said Benjamin Paulin.

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Bleu Méditerranée, Musée d'art de Toulon June 2016

India Mahdavi commission and display an exhibition at the Toulon Musée d'Art, where she will highlight the magnificent collection of contemporary art.
" If I chose blue, or rather shades of blue, it is to celebrate the Mediterranean through a choice of works from the Toulon art museum collection. Included are sculptures, paintings, drawings and photographs. Thus César's Sein (1967) and Lucio Fontana's Teatrino concetto spaziale (1964) mingle with l'Île Maïre II by Vincent Bioulès (1994). In this exhibition an Incomplete Open Cube by Sol LeWitt (1973) adjoins Assemblage de paquets de Gauloises bleues by Pierre Buraglio (1978). However, it is not for that matter a monochromatic standardisation.
Because, in my eyes, blue is much more than a colour. It is a universe which evokes the South, every south, it has a particular effect on me because it expresses infinity, dreams, softness. I have undertaken numerous projects on the shores of the Mediterranean, from Monaco to Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. Blue, is a cupola sky, all round. I am Oriental but raised in the Occident, an uprooted multicultural person for whom blue is a common theme: that which binds the sea to the sky, an infinitely possible blue, reflected in l'Ensemble Dune by Pierre Paulin, on special loan by Benjamin Paulin. " 

India Mahdavi

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Pierre Paulin, New York June 2016

"Pierre Paulin" at Galerie Perrotin, New York, from June 22th to August 19th. This show displays Pierre Paulin rare original designs produced in limited editions by Paulin, Paulin, Paulin, in dialogue with videos by artists from the gallery: Iván Argote, Erró, Jesper Just, Xavier Veilhan.

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Pierre Paulin, Centre Pompidou May 2016

Exhibition devoted to the work of Pierre Paulin

May 11, 2016 - August 22, 2016

The Centre Pompidou is presenting the first major retrospective devoted to the work of Pierre Paulin. The creations of this designer left their mark on the second half of the 20th century, contributing to a dynamic focused on a new lifestyle.

Designer and interior designer Pierre Paulin sculpted space, laid it out and “landscaped” it. His environments, furniture and industrial objects might be simple or spectacular, but were always conceived to serve the body, providing both comfort and cosiness. They also reflected his fascination with technical innovations, like the development of stretch textiles and injection moulding plastic. This retrospective exhibits key pieces by Paulin that have never or rarely been shown to the public, including the “Coupe aux Nénuphars”, the “Araignée” ceiling light and the “Bonheur du Jour” desk, together with other now iconic items, like the Tripode Cage, the Mushroom and the Tongue. The retrospective also focuses on projects that were never edited or which he produced himself (such as the “Tapis-siège” carpet seat, the “Déclive” recliner and the “Tente”, rare pieces from the Fifties and various prototypes.

By the late Sixties, Paulin’s designs had entered the MoMa, in New York. In 1971, he was commissioned by Claude and Georges Pompidou to refurbish the private apartments of the Elysée Palace. In 1984, he was also called on by François Mitterrand for the interior decoration and design of the President’s office at the Elysée.

Pierre Paulin’s explorations were constantly driven by a concern for comfort, the body and innovation, therefore various re-edited items have been placed in the exhibition, where visitors can sit and experience this new lifestyle for themselves. They include the Mushroom, Ribbon, Tulip and Butterfly chairs.?

The retrospective also features a new reconstruction of Paulin’s sitting room at La Calmette, the villa he built in the French Cévennes, in the Nineties, where visitors can see the thick Diwan (carpet) that runs along the wall and forms a setting for four Tongue chairs.

curator: Mnam/Cci, Cloé Pitiot

credit Phothographer Peter Tijhuis

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Paulin Paulin Paulin, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin October 2015

"I was aiming to show just how far we could make modernity go."  Pierre Paulin

Held from 22 October to 19 December, the exhibition "Paulin, Paulin, Paulin" at Galerie Perrotin, Paris offers a dialogue between Pierre Paulin designs produced in limited editions by Paulin, Paulin, Paulin (in particular the "Déclive" from 1966, plus the "Jardin à la française" armchairs, tables and rugs made specially for the Palais d'Iéna in 1985; "Dune" and "Tapis-Siège" designed for the Herman Miller project in 1970, etc.), with works by contemporary artists such as Mike Bouchet, César, John De Andrea, Tara Donovan, Elmgreen & Dragset, Laurent Grasso, Candida Höfer, KAWS, Bertrand Lavier, Heinz Mack, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Jesùs Rafael Soto and Xavier Veilhan. A number of these artists have used Paulin designs in their own work (Bertrand Lavier, Elmgreen & Dragset, Candida Höfer) while others have created pieces that suggest loose formal affinities or evoke Paulin's universe.

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L'invité Pierre Paulin, Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche October 2015

Pierre Paulin honored at the Bon Marché Rive Gauche

A few months before the event , the great retrospective of the French designer Pierre Paulin at the Centre Pompidou , Le Bon Marché puts him in the spotlight in his home area ...

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L'appartement Louis Vuitton, Hong Kong March 2015

Following the success of its first L’Appartement in Hong Kong last year, Louis Vuitton’s pop-up residence returns to the city this year, and pays tribute to the works of Pierre Paulin. A lucky few were treated to a glimpse of the designer’s surrealistic tendencies at the by-invitation only residence at 12 Harcourt Road in Central over a six-week period in March and April this year.

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Playing with Shapes, Design Miami December 2014

Pierre Paulin and Louis Vuitton: Two visionaries
In the early 1970s, Pierre Paulin is already in contact with Herman Miller. It plans to develop an original and revolutionary equipment program for residential habitats. He contacted Pierre Paulin, who is, since 1969, in connection with the firm founded in 1923 by the family De Pree he admires history and whose essential merit for him to edit the couple Eames (Charles and Ray) and George Nelson. In this global project prescient, the user combines spaces and modules together, according to his personal culture, psychological representation he has of himself and the image he wants to return to others. It literally tells a story, his own, that of his lived.
Construct, deconstruct. Become the companion of the user by offering to reducing harms exceed the decoration, and even the limits of design, to become the manufacturer if not the architect of his life and work spaces. That is the ambition of this project.
A model avant-garde:
This model, which was preceded by many preliminary drawings and plans is the manifestation of a true visionary universe. It rests on a double calepinage strictly formatted square whose horizontal scaling (seat soil elements) and vertical (wall-storage) allows an exponential number of combinations for forming living spaces (bedrooms, living rooms, libraries , wardrobes but also offices, kitchens, dining rooms).
Maquette - now in the Centre Pompidou

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Design Forever, Chanel Nexus Hall September 2014

We are pleased to announce the opening of an exhibition entitled "Pierre Paulin - Design Forever" at the CHANEL NEXUS HALL.
Pierre Paulin is a legendary French designer who added a new page to the world of design. He hammered out forms no one else had thought of before, instantly created new trends with works such as his "Ribbon Chair" and "Tongue Chair," and has been highly regarded worldwide. For the past 60 years, our everyday lives have been wrapped in the gentle forms of Paulin's works, which have merged with and become part of our lifestyles.
This will be the first Pierre Paulin exhibition held in Japan, so CHANEL NEXUS HALL proudly presents a special collaboration, with planning for the exhibition space placed in the hands of the globally active architect Shigeru Ban, lighting designer Akari-Lisa Ishii and curator Eko Sato.
Each of Pierre Paulin's works can be called a piece of art, and so we offer them to you in a presentation full of his sense of both the plastic and the poetic. It will bring you a special experience involving an "appeal to the senses" quite remote from materialism.

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Miu Miu resort 2015, Palais d'Iéna, Paris July 2014

Miu Miu resort 2015 show and front row at Palais d'Iéna, Paris

The installations created by Pierre Paulin for the Hypostyle Hall of the economic and social Council, carpet Jardins à la Française and Fauteuils Iéna were design in response to the architecture of Auguste Perret and are the result of commissioned by the Ministry of Culture dating back to 1985. They are being honored here by Prada during this cruise parade 2015 MIU MIU orchestrated by OMA.

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