Vintage Pierre Paulin Oyster Chair

Designed for Pierre Paulin for Artifort

Vintage Pierre Paulin Oyster Chair

Price For 1 Chair (Sold As A Set Of 2)



An icon of mid-century modern design, this vintage Oyster Chair was designed by Pierre Paulin and manufactured by Artifort, circa 1960s. Inspired by the shape of an oyster, this chair features a curved seat that is propped on a slim metal base. Appearing like its floating in the air, the re-upholstered seat invites you in to rest.

French designer Pierre Paulin(1927-2009) 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 which would continue into becoming 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, with playful proportions that are based on organic shapes and figures. He not only focused on ideal forms but also focused his designs on creating comfortable seating.

Style: Mid-Century Modern
Period: circa 1960s

Sold as a set of 2 and cannot be purchased individually. Price displayed is for 1 chair. See in-store for details.

Elte's Vintage Collection brings you a range of stunning furniture and accessories, from mid century modern designs to classic designer pieces, carefully curated from all the world. As with all authentic vintage items, quantities are limited and pieces may show imperfections of age.
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  • Width: 35.5”
  • Depth: 31.5”
  • Height: 34”


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