Pierre Paulin’s Purple Tongue Chair Adds a Vintage Splash of Color
The San Joaquin Valley is an incredible spot if you love antiquing and thrifting, and I have found many gems in downtown Fresno. At one mid-century modern furniture store on Fulton Street, I scored a tongue chair by Pierre Paulin. Designed and manufactured circa 1967, the chair is in amazing condition, very comfortable and now the proud anchor of the living room here at the Fig Garden Project. I would tell you where the store is, but a selfish part of me feels I need to keep mum on the store’s name. The owner does not have a web site and it was hard enough for him to part with this wonderful chair. Its deep purple color contrasts well with the bamboo floor and is easy to fall asleep in. And let’s just say I paid way less than this company, which recreates Paulin’s work for $2,846. Share your thoughts with Leon Kaye via Twitter.