Opinion in the KE-ZU showroom is divided. This division isn’t terminal, it’s rather trivial: we don’t all keep up with the Kardashians (that is, until one is draped over the iconic 1967-designed Tongue lounge chair by Pierre Paulin in the case of the above image).
Whether we love or hate the Kardashian clan, what binds us is our admiration for Dutch manufacturer Artifort. Artifort is globally renowned for its exclusive licenses to manufacture design classics from such icons as Pierre Paulin, Geoffrey Harcourt, René Holten and Patrick Norguet. Some of the pieces available feature in collections held by the Museum of Modern Art and the Centre Pompidou. Their perfectly worded mantra is this:
Artifort stands for art, comfort and timeless design. Design that endures. Design that is authoritative….In the Artifort collection, everyone who attaches importance to form and function will find a design that captures their heart.
The entire Artifort catalogue (including Tongue) is available at KE-ZU – browse the collections here.