This table was designed for the iconic interior of President George Pompidou. In 1970, Paulin was commissioned by the Mobilier National to design George Pompidou's private Presidential Apartment in the Palais de l’Élysée—one of the most significant design assignments of the decade. Paulin created a series of objects— seating, tables and lighting—for the residence. These curved and softened objects heralded the beginning of a broader cultural design shift away from the more functional, hard-edged and streamlined Modernist aesthetic of the early 1960s, and toward an organicism that's still powerful today.
Painted aluminum, smoked glass
120 x 120 x 42 cm