The name Artifort is derived from combining art & comfort. Design with form and function that captures the heart, Artifort creates an aesthetically pleasing design that captures the mind. Since the turn of the 20th century, Artifort has been creating interior design that endures. Artifort is a world famous brand emphasizes functionality, comfort and quality combined with aesthetically pleasing design and an innovative use of materials. Artifort means top quality design by top designers. With elements for the home, office, boardroom or lobby, everyone who attaches importance to form and function will find a design that captures their heart.
At an international furniture show organized by Kho Liang Ie, Pierre Paulin made a great impression with a contemporary shell lounge. Shortly after the show, he became a freelance designer for Artifort. This marked the beginning of a long and fruitful collaboration. What makes Paulin's designs so distinctive is their striking sculptural shape, which earns the designer many prizes worldwide. His work remains timeless and progressive even today. This is not form for form's sake but applied design.
Artifort still includes many of Paulin's designs dating from the nineteen-sixties and seventies in its permanent collection. His work can be admired in museums throughout the world. Apart from furniture, he also designed interiors for the French Presidents Pompidou and Mitterrand in the Elysee Palace in Paris.
Pierre Paulin died in 2009 in a hospital in Montpellier, France. The French President Sarkozy honored him as one "...who made design an art". Pierre Paulin has been posthumously awarded the distinction of "Royal Designer for Industry" (RDI) by the British Royal Society of Arts (RSA). View other products by Pierre Paulin RDI