Marc Held (born in 1932)
Thermoformed moulded polyester, fibreglass
Gift of Bénédicte Brisset, Marie-Pierre Calmel, Emmanuelle Pesqué, in memory of Anne-Marie and Alain Sayag, 2007
© MAD, Paris / photo: Jean Tholance
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The designer, architect and photographer Marc Hold worked from 1966 with Prisunic and designed a series of furniture in polyester reinforced with fibreglass for this company. This bed is iconic of the climax in the use of plastic to make furniture in the 1960s and 1970s. Like the Panton Chair (1960), the first chair to be made in a single piece, a monobloc group (bed and bedside tables are incorporated into a single unit) with rounded corners is obtained thanks to the use of moulded plastic.