In ancient times the curule chair was a seat of honour with an x-shaped base, reserved for prominent titled people. The particular requirement in terms of creating the folding CURULE chair was to do away with outdated embellishments, thus drawing out the formal quintessence of such an archetypal piece, in order to create a timeless yet contemporary chair.
CURULE is also an exercise in style, comparing the abilities and technical methods of the craftsmen of our time with the historical experience of our distant ancestors. “I wanted to absorb the past, their technical drawings, even the names of the objects, amongst which the curule chair, which embodied the seat of power in the Western world. It is an exercise, a translation from the Latin, my translation of the past into a contemporary language’’.
Each CURULE chair bears the signature of Pierre Paulin on the lower part of the rear of the frame.
Construction: Domed wood slats in solid beech, held together by steel threaded pins and rivets.
Comfort: Seat and armrests in beech; small backrest in soft pigmented full-grain cowhide. Folds in the middle of the seat section.
Finishes: Natural beech with matt clear lacquer and small backrest in grey-beige hide, or black tinted beech with matt clear lacquer and small backrest in black hide.
Dimensions: Width / Depth / Height / Seat height
Folding armchair: 56 / 35 / 67 / 42 cm