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Big Mushroom

Designed 1960

This iconic armchair in the Mushroom Collection with generous size. Soft, ample, inviting and supremely comfortable, The Big Mushroom armchair is an eye-catching fauteuil that makes you just want to curl up and enjoy it to the fullest. It is part of the permanent collection of MoMa (The Museum of Modern Art in New York).

Mushroom collection includes armchairs in three sizes: Mushroom, Big Mushroom and Mushroom Junior. Also a pouf Mushroom P is available.

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The French president Sarkozy honored Pierre Paulin as "the man who made design an art". In November 2009, Paulin was posthumously awarded the distinction of "Royal Designer for Industry" (RDI).

Pierre Paulin (1927-2009) made a considerable initial impression with a contemporary shell fauteuil. 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. Paulin’s designs dating from the nineteen-sixties and seventies 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).

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