Pierre Paulin was born in 1927, the son of a French dentist father and a Swiss mother. In the course of his life this designer has created an astounding number of furniture items, the forms of which remain current even today. Iconic pieces of their decade and for a long time known only to 'insider', these days early Paulin pieces attract considerable attention from collectors, with the associated high prices. Pierre Paulin was something of a pioneer in the realm of all-foam seating, and yet describes this in a somewhat humorous light: "We dressed these pieces in fabric as if they were wearing very tight t-shirts."