About the Designer
Philippe Starck France (1949 - )
He remembers having spent his childhood under his father's drawing tables, passing hours stitching, cutting, gluing and grinding, disassembling bicycles, motorbikes and other objects. Endless hours, an entire life spent dismantling and reassembling anything that fell into his hands, reconstructing his surrounding world. He continues to shake the traditions and culture of the world's major cities, with the interior design of the restaurant at Hong Kong's Peninsula Hotel (1994), the Teatron in Mexico (1995), the Delano Hotel a Miami (1995), the Modrian in Los Angeles (1996), the Asia de Cuba restaurant in New York (1997), as well as an entire series of ongoing projects in London and elsewhere. His skill lies in being able to transform instantly the object of the commission into a place filled with charm, pleasure and encounters. He tirelessly modifies everyday life, exalting the deepest roots of existence in his changes. His increasing fascination with life has now led him to create clothes, underwear, footwear, glasses, food, and always with the conviction that his design respects nature and the future of humankind. In the exhibits of museums all around the world, in Paris, New York, Munich, London, Chicago, Kyoto and Barcelona, his work is considered to be that of a master. He has received numerous prizes and awards: designer of the year, the Oscar de luminaire (1980), the title of Officier des Artes et des Lettres (1985), Compasso d'Oro ADI (2001), Show Boats in Munich (2003), and many others.
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|Style: Modern||Outdoor Use: Yes|
|Upholstered: No||Country of Manufacture: Italy|
|Product Warranty: 12 Months|
A creative team of world famous designers including Ferruccio Laviani, Alberto Meda and Philippe Stark, together with Kartell, have developed a special intuition through dialogue and the continual exchange of design ideas. This has served to establish a perfect equilibrium between the designers' project experience, their ability to and the demands of the company.
In its 55 years of existence, Kartell has won prestigious international awards including 9 Gold Compass awards. Today Kartell exports 75 percent of its products to 85 countries worldwide. Lasting success and a daring challenge on the market combine with the continual desire to innovate and reinvent.
Pricey but cute
Stephanie from Boulder, CO – Verified Buyer
This stool is a bit pricey for what it is (light weight plastic) but it's Kartell, so that's to be expected. I used this in a basement play/entertainment room and its adds the touch of levity and humor we were looking for.
Tig from Johnson City, TX – Verified Buyer
We got this little stool to break up the motonony in our humorless mid-century modern living room. A classic.
GR from Miami Beach, FL – Verified Buyer
I wanted it for my bathroom. It looks great and does perfectly its job. It is fun and cheer up the room Kind of costly but hey!
Cute but lacking attention to detail in finish
Richard from Ashland, OR – Verified Buyer
As expected but the paint job was sloppy with lines not sticking to the area where they belonged. For the price it seemed shoddy.
beautiful and playful
madhu from sedona, az
just an awesome piece for young and old. the only thing is that the top is not level.