First edition lounge chair Mod. "F300"
White polyurethane structure with new upholstery by Elitis France
Signed on the underpart
DESIGNER Pierre Paulin (1927-2009)
DIMENSIONS W. 81 x D. 65 x H. 100 /cm.
Pierre Paulin, "Life and Work" by Nadine Descendre, page 84 & 85 (illustration)
The F300 caused something of a sensation in the 1960s. Its production in injected polyurethane, when it was first made and produced by Artifort in 1964-65, was conceived for use with or without a removable covering, which Pierre Paulin had planned to extend down the legs, in such a way that it could be firmly held in place by its precise fit to the shape of the plastic. Its use was thus brilliantly adapted for inside and outside use.