Pop Quiz! Which French furniture and interior designer was responsible for designing mid century modern chairs with playful names like the Mushroom, Ribbon and Tongue? Did you guess Philippe Starck? Le Corbusier? Pierre Paulin? If you picked the latter, go to the head of the class! Pierre Paulin was an innovative mid century furniture designer who sought to revolutionize everyday furniture. And boy did he! Everywhere you look today you can find evidence of his modern design touch. Eventually, his outsized talent caught the attention of the French government who tapped him to design the private apartments of the Elysee Palace. J’aime!