BONNIE | Armchair
Reissue, Pierre Paulin 1975 / 2018 – Modèles 500 & 500/2
In just a few years, Ligne Roset has become one of the foremost producers of Pierre Paulin pieces and has greatly contributed to the discovery, or rediscovery, of his works both in France and internationally, giving him an active commercial presence in more than 70 countries. It was in 2016, while studying their archives, that Michel Roset and the Paulin family made the decision to reissue, in 2018, a rare pearl which was first manufactured by Artifort in 1975 – but in such low numbers that it is impossible to find a single depiction of one in any publication referencing the work of Pierre Paulin to date: the models 500 (armchair) and 500/2 (settee), a variant of which in jersey was also known as Bonnie.
Quality of manufacture & comfort
Construction – Shell structure in steel wire and steel mesh clad in injected foam and covered with 100 g/m2 polyester quilting, with the exception of the footstool, the structure of which is in 3-layer particleboard and multi-ply. Panels clad in polyether foam and high resilience polyurethane Bultex foam. The entire structure is clad in 100 g/m2 polyester quilting. Base in matt black lacquered MDF.
Comfort – Seat and integral armrests in high resilience polyurethane Bultex foam 36 kg/m3 – 2.8 kPa, with comfort layer in ultraflexible polyurethane foam 30 kg/m3 – 1.8 kPa. Integral backrest in Bultex 26 kg/m3 – 1.4 kPa, with comfort layer in ultra-flexible polyurethane foam 30 kg/m3 – 1.8kPa.
Making-up – 5 mm baguette stitch on periphery. Covers are quilted with 4 or 8 buttons Ø20 mm covered in matching fabric or leather. Settee and armchair available in 2 versions : either pleated or plain. Covers may be removed by an upholsterer.
Covering materials – True to the original spirit of this model, plain covering materials are recommended: smooth leathers or nubuck, woollen fabrics...a selection of stretch jersey fabrics is also on offer for the plain version.