The House Whisperer

Pierre Paulin at the Elysee Palace

In Decorateurs, Decoration, Paris on 09/05/2011 at 22:08

As one of the iconic designers of the second half of last century, PierrePaulin was asked by French President Georges Pompidou to create some contemporary rooms for him and his guests in the Elysee Palace in Paris. He created those iconic rooms, in the beginning of the seventies. It was the period that the Modernist President created also the Centre Beaubourg also known as the Centre_Georges_Pompidou and Mme Claude Pompidou befriended  couturiers as Pierre Cardin and Andre Courreges.

The Pompidous daringly redecorated some of the apartments at the Elysée with Op Art and Nouveau Réalisme. There were aluminium walls by Yaacov Agam. Serge Poliakoff designed plates and the sculptor Etienne Hajdu made vases and soup tureens.

Le fumoir at the Elysee palace

chairs of the Elysee Palace

Dining room with console by F. X. Lalanne.

lamp at Elysee

Pierre Paulin

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