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Artifort Orange Slice Armchair F437 by Pierre Paulin

US$2,762per item

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The orange slice armchair by designer Pierre Paulin is one of the most popular design armchairs in the world. The iconic armchair makes every room more open, spacious and cheerful. The most striking characteristic of the orange slice are the two identical shells of the chair that seem to 'curl'. If you look closely, it is as if the chair is laughing at you. In 1952, designer Pierre Paulin became acquainted with the technique of bending plywood. This technique was the basis of the F437. Soon the armchair got the nickname orange slice, because of the resemblance to orange slices. The orange slice armchair is an acclaimed Artifort Classic that has been released since 1960, and continues to be popular. Base: White steel. Chromium or powdercoat. Black plastic gliders. F 437 = relaxed version. F 437b = active version. Orange slice junior, maximum burdening 50 kg. Seat- and back: 2 identical shells of pressed beech. Covered with moulded foam. Also available in a taller version (F 437b): H 80cm x W 80cm x D 84 cm; or with a matching footstool (P 437): H 43cm x W 74cm x D 45cm. Grade AA Ffabric.

Customization Options

Please inquire for customization options. two heights: either 70 or 82cm

Details

  • Creator
    Artifort (Manufacturer),Pierre Paulin (Designer)
  • Design
    Orange Slice Chair
  • Dimensions
    Height: 27.56 in. (70 cm)Width: 31.5 in. (80 cm)Depth: 33.08 in. (84 cm)Seat Height: 16.15 in. (41 cm)
  • Style
    Modern (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    Contemporary
  • Production Type
    New & Custom(Current Production)
  • Estimated Production Time
    13-14 weeks
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    Seller: F 437 grade aa fabric1stDibs: LU4464214262711

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  • Shipping
    US$499In-Home Delivery Shipping
    to United States 0,arrives in 4-9 weeks, excluding production time.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Secaucus, NJ
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

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About the Design

Orange Slice Chair

Designed by Pierre Paulin
Designed in 1960, the playful Model F437, or, more commonly, the Orange Slice chair, was organic before it was trendy to be so. Its rounded, concave shells — which appear to be curling up or unfurling based on your perspective of the brightly colored piece — appropriately resemble its pulpy namesake. French designer Pierre Paulin (1927–2009) created this chair as part of his half-century-long association with Dutch manufacturer Artifort. It is emblematic of his creative roots in sculpture as a student at the École Camondo in Paris as well as the inspiration he found in prominent innovative designers like Charles and Ray Eames. Paulin designed furniture for Thonet early in his career, but the forms that defined the better-known work he produced at Artifort, such as the Tongue chair and the Mushroom chair, were far more fluid and abstract. In the early 1950s, Paulin was working with bent plywood, and by the 1960s, he was exploring synthetics such as polyurethane foam and rubber. The charming and cheeky Orange Slice — which is comprised of identical curved shells of foam-covered pressed beech mounted on a chromed or powder-coated metal frame — was designed at the juncture between the purely functional modernism, the colorful and exuberant Space Age and the postmodernist era. Artifort continues to produce the chair, adding an accompanying ottoman and an expanded range of upholstery options, including leather and other structured fabrics by textile manufacturer Kvadrat, to the collection.
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