Pierre Paulin (1927-2009) was one of the greatest French designers in history. No one was able to embody the change in the lifestyles and the very idea of home of the 60s and 70s better than him, interpreted through seats with sculptural and organic shapes enlivened by bright colors, in a style dominated by soft and explicit curves. references to models of nature. Self-taught, he studied in his youth the arts of ceramics and stone carving, from which he probably drew the strong plastic inspirations that give life to each of his creations. Paulin left his signature on some iconic places of French culture: several of the seats intended for visitors to the Louvre (1968) bore his signature, as well as the private apartments of President Georges Pompidou in the Elysee Palace (1971) and the offices presidential elections by François Mitterand (1983). In the field of mass production he instead forged a very solid partnership with the Dutch company Artifort, which still produces many of his most famous creations. In the late 1970s he founded a more structured studio in which he worked with his colleague Roger Tallon. Today, more than a decade after his death, Paulin is more popular than ever: brands such as Gubi, Ligne Roset, Magis or LaCividina have achieved great success with the re-editions of his furniture, while at the same time his original vintage creations such as the Alpha armchair and the Tongue armchair continue to be popular in the modern antiques market.