Pumpkin chair by Pierre Paulin for Ligne Roset

Dezeen Showroom: French designer Pierre Paulin’s iconic Pumpkin chair designed in the 1970s has been rereleased by furniture company Ligne Roset.

The Pumpkin chair was originally designed in 1971 for French president Georges Pompido’s private apartment at the Elysée Palace, after the statesman sought an untraditional refurbishment that would invigorate the country’s design industry.

Pumpkin chair by Pierre Paulin for Ligne RosetPumpkin chair by Pierre Paulin for Ligne Roset
The Pumpkin chair has a rounded shape reminiscent of the titular vegetable

The chair – characterised by its rounded shape created by moulded strips of wood wrapped in foam, reminiscent of the shape of a pumpkin – became the star of the fitout.

While originals of the chair are rare, French company Ligne Roset has been producing a reissued version since 2008 and says its organic, round shape makes for the “ultimate lounging experience”.

Pumpkin chair by Pierre Paulin for Ligne RosetPumpkin chair by Pierre Paulin for Ligne Roset
Ligne Roset also produces the design in a sofa, loveseat and ottoman

“Easy on the eye with its round contours and expressive personality, it beckons one to sink into it and linger,” said Ligne Roset.

The brand’s Pumpkin series includes a swivelling armchair, loveseat, sofa and ottoman. The furniture is available upholstered in fabric or leather, with coloured wool considered the ideal fit for its playful form.

Product details:

Product: Pumpkin chair
Designer: Pierre Paulin
Brand: Ligne Roset
Contact: [email protected]

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