Like a blossoming flower.

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

Choice of three variants: Little Tulip with a cross base, a rotating disc base or non-swivel disc base.

Upholstery in a range of fabrics and colours, both in fabric and leather.

The base is powder coated as standard. Optionally available in polished aluminum (disc base) or polished stainless steel (cross base).

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

Textile or leather.


Disc base: metal disc is finished in powder coat. Click on the drop-down menu to select a colour. Optionally polished aluminum with a chrome tube and back.

Cross base: the steel cross base is finished in powder coat. Optionally in polished stainless steel.


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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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