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Mid-Century Modern Dining suite
Sten Osterbag Pedestal Table & Set of 6 Tulip Chairs by Pierre Paulin for Artifort
Circa 1960’s / 1970’s, Europe

 

Sten Osterbag Pedestal Table
Circa 1970’s, Germany

 

Round Rosewood Veneer top with a sunburst pattern.
Aluminum pedestal base, center tabletop inlay and beveled edge trim.

Signed on underside, by Franca, FF serial # 7218581
Made in Germany, designed by Sten Osterbag.
Top quality design and construction, this table is very heavy.

Dimensions: 55” diameter, tabletop is 1 ½” thick. 28 ½” high.
Pedestal base is 25” in diameter.

Table Condition: Restored in 2010; metal refinished, clear coated and wood refinished.

Tulip Chairs, Set of 6
 Pierre Paulin for Artifort
 Circa 1963-69, Holland

 

Classic Vintage Mid Century Modern Swivel Chairs
An icon of fifties design by one of the Pioneers of the Modern movement.
These ultra comfortable chairs are ideal for use as Dining Chairs,
Conference Chairs or Occasional Chairs
Signed Artifort on the metal connector for the seat/back.
Restored and recovered in 2008; bases and back connectors were stripped and re-plated in satin nickel.
See photos below for photos of what these chairs used to look like!

Chair Dimensions: 30" High (Back), 24" Deep, 27 ½" Wide.
Seat: 20" Deep, 16" Wide, 18 ¼" High.

Chair Condition: In excellent restored condition. Re-plated bases and back connectors in satin nickel.
New Knoll soft red ‘torch’ boucle textured fabric.
Touches of neutral shades are mixed with the red to soften the color.

FADDS43: Price: $ 25,000. Restored Suite; table & 6 chairs

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Pierre Paulin Bio:
Paulin was born in Paris in 1927. He was a Pioneer of Modern design. Product design was an unknown territory. Pierre Paulin studied stone carving and clay modeling at the Ecole Camondo in Paris in the early fifties where he began designing furniture for Thonet. In 1958 Pierre Paulin joined the Artifort Design Group which gave him the opportunity to realize his sculptural vision of furniture. He was considered too much of a visionary for Paris at the time.

Experimenting with wooden shells, pressed under high-frequency, and tubular frames covered with canvas cotton, foam and elastic fabric, his visions evolved and  became reality. Visions he treasured as beautiful things for common people, soon to be discovered by a large Avant-Garde audience, causing a true revolution.

Since that day revolutionary Pierre Paulin and his colorful sculptures would be respected and admired in New York, Paris and Tokyo.

In 1968, Paulin collaborated with Le Mobilier National and received many important government commissions including furniture and interiors for the Elysee Palace in Paris. He also designed home appliances.

Chairs designed by Pierre Paulin are in the permanent collections of :

- Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York,
- Musée des arts Decoratifs in Parijs,
- National Gallery of Victory in Melbourne,
- Östereichisches Kunst für angewandte Kunst, Vienna.

 In 2007, Paulin turned 80. This year's Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan was the launching pad for a year long celebration of Pierre Paulin, the French-born designer and aesthetic authority at Artifort, for whom Paulin has spent 50 of his 80 years designing.

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