In 1952, Pierre Paulin designed, for his own personal use, his first significant piece of seating: “At home, I take two broom handles, lean them against a wall, and make a ring out of kraft paper. The trick was played, this seat was like a bag.”
This armchair in mythical leather, produced by Meubles TV in 1954 under the name ‘fauteuil 273’ (also known as ‘Anneau’) remains one of his most beautiful pieces of seating: a piece donated by Pierre Paulin himself can be found in the collections of the musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris. A simple ring of taut hide shaped like a bicycle pannier with a pierced back set on a base made from two rectangles of folded steel, it was also the forerunner of his famous Ribbon Chair (1966).
It is in homage to this great designer and by reason of the distinctive shape of its base that Ligne Roset decided to christen this new chair, one of his last creations, ‘Anneau’.
Designer: Pierre Paulin