Elegant, pared-down Japanese-influenced style which shows off the wood species with a pleasant contrast between blond wood and a darker wood. If Pierre Paulin’s Daybed banquette comes after that designed by George Nelson in 1948 for his country home in Long Island or his Platform Bench from 1946, it fits precociously into a trend that also saw the birth of Charlotte Perriand’s Refolo banquette in 195, the precursor of her banquettes with storage and Lit simple, designed for the Chambre de la Maison du Brésil (Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris) between 1956 and 1959, or George Nakashima’s Daybed from 1958.
Its qualities did not escape its first manufacturer, Meubles TV, which added it to its range alongside pieces from Pierre Guariche, Alain Richard or André Monpoix. A second version with a black lacquered tubular steel base was to be produced: considered too modern for the time, it did not sell well with the public preferring the all-wood version, the one which is now being reissued by Ligne Roset.
23–27 January 2015
Hall 8, Stand D61/F62
Paris Nord Villepinte