Mushroom Pierre Paulin | Design 1960 An armchair for all times. Sensitive yet strong. Art that is always comfortable. Included in the permanent collection of the Museu of Modern Art in New York. Designer Pierre Paulin distinguished himself with this armchair in the original shape and revolutionary manufacturing technique for the time. The idea for the Mushroom came to Paulin while he was watching women, shaped and sheathed in their swimming suits. He wanted the same thing for a seat. The inspiration can be found in the beautiful curves as well as in the seamless one-piece elastic upholstery.