The Tongue by Pierre Paulin for Artifort

Looking for a one-of-a-kind piece of furniture, a conversation starter that is guaranteed to draw admiring glances from your friends and family? The Tongue is a beautiful sculptural chaise longue chair, designed by Pierre Paulin for Artifort in the Netherlands in 1967. It’s one of the essential classics in the history of modern furniture and has a clean, simple ergonomic form sculpted to fit the body.

The Tongue is made from a foamed tubular steel frame upholstered in stretch fabric. It rests directly on the floor, allowing the user to assume a relaxed and informal posture. It’s flowing shape and expressive colours are unique and elegantly individual and this piece is even featured in the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

In South Africa, The Tongue is available exclusively from Limeline Interiors (showroom located at  15 on Orange Hotel, Cape Town), 021 424 8682, www.limeline.co.za.