Like a blossoming flower.

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The Tulip family is a real Artifort classic by designer Pierre Paulin that was released in 1965 and remains a timeless chair family to this day.

Choice of three fixed seat heights: 58, 68 or 78 cm.

Upholstery in a wide range of fabrics and leathers.

The base is powder coated as standard. Optionally available in polished aluminum with a chrome tube.

The Tulip family includes the Little Tulip chair, the medium-sized Tulip Midi armchair, the large Tulip and Little Tulip bar stool.

Design year 1965Design by Pierre Paulin

Choose from textile or leather. Click on the drop-down menu to select a colour.

The disc base and tube are finished in a standard Artifort powder coat colour. Optional in polished aluminum with chrome tube. Click on the drop-down menu to select a colour.

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Designed by Pierre Paulin

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).

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