Furniture Master Pierre Paulin’s Legacy Lives On in Benjamin Paulin and Alice Lemoine’s Paris Apartment

Furniture Master Pierre Paulin’s Legacy Lives On in Benjamin Paulin and Alice Lemoine’s Paris Apartment

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On a recent afternoon, the Paris apartment of Benjamin Paulin and Alice Lemoine is stark naked save for a single bookcase and a few pieces of art—not exactly what you’d expect chez the son of the late, great French designer Pierre Paulin (1927–2009). ‘Sometimes we have nothing and sometimes we have four sofas,’ notes Benjamin, explaining that their missing furniture, all by his father, is on loan for exhibitions in London and Frankfurt. If that sounds like musical chairs, they like it this way. ‘When it’s empty,’ Benjamin says, ‘the girls run and dance. When it’s full, they jump from piece to piece. It’s a fun game both ways.’ Adds Alice, ‘We don’t want to be fixed in something that doesn’t move. In French we call it getting too bourgeois.'”

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