ART & DESIGN

Photos: The Renaissance of Pierre Paulin, Georges Pompidou’s—and now Kanye’s—Favorite Furniture Designer

The late French designer, who is the focus of a major retrospective in Paris, gets his due in New York at Emmanuel Perrotin gallery.

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Pierre, Maia, and Benjamin Paulin. Courtesy of Paulin Paulin Paulin.

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“La Declive,” 1966. Courtesy Paulin Paulin Paulin.

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Installation view at 909 Madison. Photo by Kris Graves. Courtesy Galerie Perrotin.

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Installation view at 909 Madison. Photo by Kris Graves. Courtesy Galerie Perrotin.

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Installation view at 909 Madison. Photo by Kris Graves. Courtesy Galerie Perrotin.

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Installation view at 909 Madison. Photo by Kris Graves. Courtesy Galerie Perrotin.

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Installation view at 909 Madison. Photo by Kris Graves. Courtesy Galerie Perrotin.

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“lena” armchair, 1985. Courtesy Paulin Paulin Paulin.

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“Face a face” sofa, 1968. Courtesy Paulin Paulin Paulin.

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“Dos a dos” sofa, 1968. Courtesy Paulin Paulin Paulin.

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Installation view of “Paulin, Paulin, Paulin,” Galerie Perrotin, Paris 2015. From left: Mike Bouchet, Pierre Paulin, Xavier Veilhan and John De Andrea. Photo by Claire Dorn.

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Installation view of “Paulin, Paulin, Paulin,” at Galerie Perrotin, Paris, 2015. From left: Jesús-Rafael Soto, Pierre Paulin, John De Andrea, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian and Xavier Veilhan. Photo by Claire Dorn.

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Installation view of “Paulin, Paulin, Paulin,” Galerie Perrotin, Paris 2015. From left: Tara Donovan, Pierre Paulin and Heinz Mack. Photo by Claire Dorn.

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Instalaltion view of “Paulin, Paulin, Paulin,” Galerie Perrotin, Paris 2015. From lef: César, Pierre Paulin and John De Andrea. Photo by Claire Dorn.

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“Rosace,” coffee table, 1971. Courtesy Paulin Paulin Paulin.

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“Tapis Diwan – Maisons Cevennes.” Courtesy Paulin Paulin Paulin.