A Modern Chair from The Past: 50 Years Anniversary of The Orange Slice Seating by Pierre Paulin
No less than 50 years the Orange Slice Chair had it’s popularity, the seat that the now defunct Pierre Paulin for Artifort created in 1960 and has become a classic design furniture. A blast of Modern Chair from the past.
To celebrate, we have carried out a commemorative edition with a trim and a special metal structure, a memorial plaque placed at the base of the chair, a pin and a set of six cards, which show him cheerfully that has stood the test of time.
Anniversary For this series, only available until April 2011, we have chosen two paintings from the collection of Väveriet Swedish manufacturer, both with black as background color. The models are the Woton, with a graphic on white links, and Anime, with a floral pattern in white. Thus, Artifort “temporary break” with the orange color of choice for this piece and, without doubt, better dressed.
During this half century, has appeared in Orange Slice interiors worldwide. Interiors have changed quickly, as she has remained true to its original appearance.
To recreate the passage of time, the classic French designer has been photographed in six different scenarios. Each representative of each of the last five decades, with additional photography for 2010 onwards. A demonstration of how Orange has stood the course of days, but also a tour of the interior design trends of the past 50 years.
The Orange Slice was unveiled at the Cologne Trade Fair 1960, but was awarded the name later. Even then it was a success, you have not abandoned throughout its existence.
The chair is made of a metal frame and two identical pieces of beech wood curved clamshell is covered with foam and upholstered with fabric by stapling at maximum.
Pierre Paulin, the legendary French designer of the 70 who died in June last year, has revolutionized the traditional concept of furniture with a stylish, fun and utilitarian, full of shapes, curves and bright colors. Among his most notable creations include seat F-560, known as Mushroom (mushroom), the chair Le Tongue, a kind of tongue-shaped seat, or sofa Toun, a part of Orange Slice.
Is a Dutch firm Artifort furniture design for home and office. Its beginnings are to be found in Maastritcht in 1890 when Jules Wagemans started business as an upholsterer. His son Henricus became the business in a furniture factory and in the late 20′s and was known nationally, a path that has grown to today.
From Pierre Paulin and Geoffrey Harcourt Norguet René Holten and Patrick, his works are part of the permanent collections of some of the world’s leading museums, including MOMA in New York and Albert Museum in London and the Museum of Decorative Arts Paris.
Information and images provided by Artifort.