Reminiscent of a bedroom breakfast tray, the Lupo Low Table features purity of lines, elegantly splayed legs and a sturdy surface. Its cut-out hand-holds and sensible dimensions lend the occasional table certain mobility which also enables the top to be used as a serving or breakfast tray.
In 2009, Pierre Paulin was particularly keen for Ligne Roset to reissue this occasional table, which was one of his very first designs. Nordic in inspiration, the purity of its lines, its geometric treatment and in particular is four oblique legs are characteristic of the style of the Fifties. One will also note a Japanese inspiration (George Nahashima’s Splay-Leg Table, 1946).
In his outspoken way, Pierre Paulin admitted as much in his interviews with Anne-Marie Fèvre, published in the book, ‘Pierre Paulin’ by Elisabeth Vedrenne and Anne-Marie Fèvre (Editions Dis, 2001): “When one starts out, it is quite normal to plunder, to the right, to the left, to allow oneself to be influenced. Later, for an established designer, this becomes inexcusable.”