Dos A Dos Louvre by LaCividina
In 1967, Pierre Paulin created the original design of this unusual seat for the Louvre museum, where it can still be found today.
50 years later, LaCividina has presented a fresh take on the Dos à Dos Louvre concept. As a work of art and design, it is just as intense as the original.
It is ideal for catering to the many needs of the contract market, but it also makes a perfect addition to smaller residential settings with its blend of practicality and visual appeal. It is a timeless seating solution thanks to the simple, effective design and the functional, stylish curves.
For the updated Dos à Dos Louvre, LaCividina followed the original design and used typical 1970s manufacturing techniques. For example, elastic seat webbing in conjunction with memory foam padding of varying densities gives compactness and flexibility.
It is only light in aesthetic terms, because the seat has a metal core that makes it suitable for even very heavy use. The covers are available in stretch material and other fabrics, as specified in the data sheet.
Dos à Dos Louvre is shaped around the curves of the body. The seats can be used individually or lined up in limitless numbers to form benches.
600mm H x 1400mm D x 710mm W.
Seat Height 410mm
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LaCividina was founded in 1976 in Friuli Venezia Giulia, in the northeast of Italy.
Today it is an influencial furniture company which produces iconic seating and table products for the contract and residential markets.
With its firm belief in high-quality craftsmanship, attractive design and flexible projects, for over 40 years LaCividina has encapsulated the very best features associated with the “Made in Italy” label.
It combines the values of manufacturing traditions with the international outlook of the contract and residential markets. Building on this well- established business vision, LaCividina rapidly grew from a prototype development workshop into a brand that can be found in hotels, offices, homes and public places all over the globe.
It now competes in international markets thanks to its constant research into products and materials, its contemporary designs and its flexible solutions.
About the designer
Born in Paris in 1927, Pierre Paulin made his début in the 50’s, known for his designs and installations (TV, Thonet, Bertrand Faure, Disderot, Artifort), he brought modernity to the Elysée Palace for President Pompidou in 1971.
He designed all the furniture for the official office of François Mitterrand, and renovated the dining room for Jacques Chirac. At the same time, he founded ADSA with two associates, working on industrial projects (Calor, Allibert, Stamp) and brand image (Air France) as well as fitting-out railway stations (Gare de Lyon, Gare de Versailles Rive Gauche).
His pieces figure amongst the collections of numerous museums across the world, and various exhibitions have been dedicated to him in 2007/8. MOMA, New York has enlarged its collection of Paulin pieces.