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F300 chair, Pierre Paulin (1964)

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    Posted 8 years ago

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    This is the F300 model designed by the French designer Pierre Paulin for Artifort in 1964. Paulin was one of the best designers in both France and Europe during the 1960s and 1970s. He had a huge imagination and managed to create incredible chairs using the by then newest techniques and materials. If you look closely at his designs (collage on pic 3 -by the way, I totally love making these collages!-) you'll see there's one thing in common to all of them: the greatest simplicity in both shape and construction. It really looks like he created a completely new univers of furniture.

    The F300 is made of fiberglass and reinforced polyester, although at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris (which is located at the north wing of the Louvre and which is well worth a visit whenever you visit the city), they have what I believe to be a prototype made out of plywood, or maybe an early plywood version of the chair. The F300 is also kept at the MOMA collection.

    This revolutionary design was made for both indoors and outdoors use. Removing the upholstered part of it you have an all fiberglass chair (pic. 2) with a drain hole on the lowest part of the seating shell. The bases were made mostly in white although can also be found in red and black.

    It is a highly sculptural chair and very, very comfortable.

    On pic 4 you can see the red and yellow F300 we've got at home.

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    1. antiquerose antiquerose, 8 years ago
      Stunning piece, Thanks for Sharing!!
    2. SEAN68 SEAN68, 8 years ago
      what a stunning set!!
    3. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 8 years ago
      Thanks SEAN and ANTIQUEROSE!!!!
    4. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 8 years ago
      Thanks for looking and loving MANI, LOURDES, AGH and GEO!!!!
    5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Very,VERY NICE!!!!!
    6. racer4four racer4four, 8 years ago
      Wonderful...and I love the red and yellow together.

      Your collages are great too - are you a graphic designer? Very professional.
    7. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 8 years ago
      Thanks VET, you're very, VERY KIND!!!

      Thanks RACER for your love and the nice comments!!!! Yes, I'm a graphic designer (or at least I used to... sadly, I'm just one of the 6 millions unemployed persons in Spain).

      Thanks for looking and loving VIOLET and VALENTINO!!!
    8. valentino97 valentino97, 8 years ago
      Austro - I'm a graphic artist too! I was able to work in the field for 15 yrs. Now I'm on my 3rd or 4th career (newspaper writer, editor, pattern-maker for Reebok, production (man I hated this job!) t-shirts for Disney, Abercrombie&Fitch, Fila, ....and nothing has made me rich.) But I'm still in the creative world a little bit. And, it has not been an easy career patch.
    9. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 8 years ago
      Wow, Valentio, you've done work for some of the great firms! In fact I don't want to work as a graphic designer anymore... waht can you do when a graphic artist is truly needed but always under-under-undervalued?
    10. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 8 years ago
      Thanks for your love, MIKE!!!
    11. valentino97 valentino97, 8 years ago
      Austro - I read somewhere only 10% of artists actually earn a decent living making their own art. But we are a creative breed and will irritate that other sort in any job we have. AND, I was not designing very much - mainly helping get items made. I can tell you're creative. I guess you just have to keep making interesting art that amuses you and sometimes we get paid to do it! My next goal is to enter one of my weird photographs into our local (but BIG) Los Angeles county fair. I weep when I see the entries. They are so amazing. I want to be out there with them.
    12. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 8 years ago
      NORDICMAN, thanks so much for your love!!!
    13. AmberRose AmberRose, 8 years ago
      Hi Austro! These look fantastic, comfortable? I like that long snake-y couch!
      Question...those J Bang canisters I have sent are missing the smallest??? If so, guess what I found!!
    14. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 8 years ago
      Thanks AMBER!

      Yes, they are! very comfortable!

      The long couch is amazing. I think it was produced or at least re-issued by Habitat... but of course one needs a very special place to afford displaying it "in its full glory"!!! LOL It's made of diferent smallers ones, so at least a small one could be place at a normal house.

      Really???? Oooooh :) Those are so nice! I've got mine now on storage... hope everything will be displayed at the new studio by Chrsitmas.

    15. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 8 years ago
      Thanks for loving them SKLO and BUDEK!!!

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