French furniture and interior designer Pierre Paulin trained as a ceramist and stone carver, which shaped his design ideals later on. He was a fan of Scandinavian and Japanese design. Paulin was very influential during the 1970s and known for his chair designs. He experimented with using swimsuit materials over traditional chairs as well as applied design to comfort in sculptural designs that made use of Italian foams and rubbers over metallic frames. In this way, radical shapes could be created that were not controlled by the traditional structure of the chair. French President Nicolas Sarkozy called Pierre Paulin “the man who made design an art”.
Paulin’s Orange Slice Chair (1960; Swing Lounge Chair) comprises of two curved pads and is simple, playful and inviting, taking on a new shape from different angles. Its ‘slices’ are two identical shells of pressed beech foam-covered shells perched together on a tubular steel frame.
Furniture designs that have shaped 20th century design continue to endure and be very recognizable, thanks to film and television. These iconic, celebrated designs still fit into today’s decor world as naturally and utterly as they did mid-20th century.
An easy way to immediately add thoughtful flair to your bedroom is the addition of furniture at the foot of your bed. Don’t worry, it won’t clutter your bedroom; in fact, it’ll add both storage space and personality to your decor. The choices you have aren’t just limited to a chest or trunk at the end of your bed either. A pretty slat low bench gives you a place to sit and read in your sanctum as well as use it as a book bench for those books. It’s also dead handy to put your linens down on when you are changing bed sheets or even to keep your extra blankets on.
Fiberglass is plastic that is reinforced by fine glass fibers or strands embedded in a resin matrix.
Fiberglass is a fascinatingly beautiful, durable and sustainable material that has been touted as the lumber of the future. Its vibrant aesthetics, versatility and beguiling tactility have bestowed upon the material a sort of casual but hardy connoisseurship that endures.
Fiberglass is lightweight, extremely robust, low-maintenance, UV-resistant, nonporous and chemically inert, which means that it will not react with other substances that it comes in contact with. The strength properties of fiberglass actually surpass that of heavier steel. It also holds its shape and color over its lifetime and has excellent impact and scratch resistance. Little wonder then that it is a favorite material for furniture. Fiberglass has a very comfortable finish and also takes on even more depth as it wears in, showing more complexity as compared to other plastics that merely look hazed and dull over time and scratches. Cleaning fiberglass chairs is as easy as wiping them down.