iconic Pierre Paulin designs for Ligne Roset • Hotel Designs


Paulin’s designs represent a perfect fusion of form and function, combining comfort with aesthetics in a way that continues to resonate with audiences decades after their creation.

white pumpkin chair from Ligne Roset on white carpet in front of white sculptural wall decoration

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One of the most renowned and celebrated designs is the Pumpkin. The Pumpkin was designed by Paulin in 1971 and initially only intended for the private apartments of Claude & Georges Pompidou at the Elysée Palace. A few years ago, it was put into large-scale production and has since become an emblematic piece of the brand. Pumpkin is characteristic of Paulin’s revolutionary style and as its name suggests, it is evocative of a giant pumpkin, welcoming people with its protectively voluptuous – and voluptuously protective – shell. Recently, it has been used in more prominent locations such as the new SO/Paris Hotel, and the interiors of Hugo Boss and Longchamp stores.

3080 ceiling lamps suspended over white table

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Another emblematic design is the 3080 Suspended Ceiling Light which is a reissue of the model initially designed in 1950 as an exclusivity to Ligne Roset. Featuring a semi-matte white lacquered aluminium construction, the 3080 Suspended Ceiling Light exudes understated elegance and sophistication. Its clean lines and minimalist design make it a versatile addition to any interior space, seamlessly blending with a variety of décor styles.

Tanis desk next to spiral staircase in minimalist loft interior

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After his initial success at the Salon des Arts Ménagers de Paris in 1953, Pierre Paulin began collaborating with Thonet-France the following year, principally designing desks and chairs. It was then that he designed the ‘CM 141’ desk, which was reproduced by Ligne Roset in 2008 under the name Tanis: its original design has been scrupulously respected, but the ‘self-effacing’ finishes of the era have been updated and enriched. The writing surface is made from soft-touch, scratch-resistant FENIX laminate in black, to match the black lacquered steel base, whilst the two drawers are finished in natural walnut veneer. In 2023, the brand made another notable move by reissuing another iconic Tanis design, that of the bedside table. Just like its predecessor, the Tanis bedside table features the same finishes as the Tanis desk, ensuring consistency and coherence within the collection.

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