September 28, 2014

Artifort's Orange Slice Chair

Pierre Paulin Orange Slice Chair from 1960 by Artifort | © stardust.com

This has to be one of the most beautiful accent chairs ever created.
The Pierre Paulin Orange Slice Chair by Artifort is a Stardust Staff Pick. A deliciously sweet looking masterpiece of of modern design!  With its elegantly rounded shell on a chromed rounded pedestal, the inviting Orange Slice Chair has all the qualities of a comfortable modern chaise. The Orange Slice Chair was designed by French designer Pierre Paulin for Artifort in 1960.
The structure of Orange Slice is composed of two gently curved shells which resemble the shape of a couple of orange slices similar to the ones above!

 Wouldn't you agree that Pierre Paulin was a true sculptor at heart?!
Pierre Paulin Orange Slice Chair from 1960 by Artifort | © stardust.com

Pierre Paulin Orange Slice Chair from 1960 by Artifort | © stardust.com

Pierre Paulin Orange Slice Chair with Ottoman from 1960 by Artifort | © stardust.com

Pierre Paulin Orange Slice Chair from 1960 by Artifort | © stardust.com

Pierre Paulin trained to become a sculptor in Paris but an unfortunate accident left one of his hands partially impaired. He turned to furniture design and designed numerous design classics for the Dutch furniture manufacturer Artifort.
Pierre Paulin Orange Slice Chairs grace this corporate lobby | © stardust.com
Pierre Paulin was able to infuse the free-flowing curves of sculpture into his fabulous chairs. This careful balance of rounded free-flowing design is typical of Pierre Paulin's organic furniture style. 

Pierre Paulin Orange Slice Chair from 1960 by Artifort | © cream & chrome vintage furniture & lighting stardust.com
Pierre Paulin Orange Slice Chair from 1960 by Artifort | © cream & chrome vintage furniture & lighting stardust.com

Pierre Paulin Orange Slice Chair from 1960 by Artifort | © cream & chrome vintage furniture & lighting stardust.com

Pierre Paulin Orange Slice Chair from 1960 by Artifort | © cream & chrome vintage furniture & lighting stardust.com
The simplicity and gently curved forms of his Orange Slice Chair for Artifort makes the design seem tranquil, pure and inviting.  Available in two heights.  Optional ottoman is also available.  Made by Artifort in the Netherlands.  Available from Stardust with Free Shipping and a Low Price Guarantee.

Pierre Paulin Orange Slice Chair from 1960 by Artifort | © cream & chrome vintage furniture & lighting stardust.com

Pierre Paulin Orange Slice Chair from 1960 by Artifort | © cream & chrome vintage furniture & lighting stardust.com

Pierre Paulin Orange Slice Chair from 1960 by Artifort | © cream & chrome vintage furniture & lighting stardust.com