Pair of Limited Edition Little Tulip Chairs by Pierre Paulin for ARTIFORT – Netherlands, 1965 | #S2116

Pair of limited edition Little Tulip swivel chairs by Pierre Paulin for ARTIFORT – Netherlands, 1965.

The chairs are are produced as a limited edition in gold faux leather. The swivel base is made of chromed metal. The faux leather has some age related wear in the manor of small damages or scratches and some fine craquelé. No tears or holes.

Designer: Pierre Paulin

Manufacturer: ARTIFORT

Country: Netherlands

Model: Little Tulip

Material: Chrome / Gold faux leather

Design period: 1965

Date of manufacturing: circa 2000

Size wdh in cm: 67x60x76 Seat height 46 Arm height 68

Condition: Good / Age and use related wear. No holes or tears

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Artifort

The foundations of Artifort were laid by Jules Wagemans when he set up business as an upholsterer in Maastricht in 1890. His son, Henricus Wagemans, expanded the company into a furniture factory, which had a showroom in Amsterdam by the end of the nineteen twenties and was already well known nationally.

The economic recession of the nineteen-thirties forced H. Wagemans & Van Tuinen, as the furniture company was then known, to create a distinctive profile. Developing a catchy brand name and logo was a start. And naturally the furniture had to be distinctive too. The emphasis came to lie on functionality, comfort and quality combined with aesthetically pleasing design and an innovative use of materials.

In 1928 the new brand name was introduced: Artifort, derived from the Latin word ‘ars’ meaning art or knowledge, and ‘fortis’ meaning strong or powerful. The word ‘comfort’ is also reflected in this brand name.

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