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. In 1982 he renovated Palais de l'╔lysΘe at President Mitterrand's request, in 1984 CafΘ Costes became Le CafΘ, between 1988 and 1990 he transformed the Royalton and the Paramount in New York into the new classics of the hotel world, and in the following years he promoted architectonic tours de force in Japan that saw him become the leading exponent of expressionist architecture. His respect for humanity and the environment has also been recognised in France, where in 1995 he designed the Ecole Nationale SupΘrieure des Arts DΘcoratifs in Paris and in 1997 the control tower of Bordeaux Airport. Abroad, 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. He applies himself to the design of ashtrays, lamps, handles, cutlery, candleholders, teapots, vases, watches, scooters, mopeds, desks, beds, taps, bathsà in short, life. 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), the Grand Prix National de la CrΘation Industrielle (1988), Compasso d'Oro ADI (2001), Show Boats in Munich (2003), and many others. Philippe Starck began his collaboration with driade in 1985.The vivid and versatile Hi Cut Chair provides a solid, comfortable seat while reflecting the perfect combination of colors for its environment. The appeal of the design is based on its contrast of colors as well as contrasting curves and angles: the front legs and front of the seat are angular while the rear legs and back are rounded to create an organic, comfortable seat. Hi Cut is available with a transparent crystal, opaque white or opaque black frame and to top it off, your choice of six transparent accent colors in both bold and muted tones. The versatility of the colors make the chair appropriate for the most austere or vivacious surroundings.
|Hi-Cut Chair||33.9" H x 18.9" W x 18.9" D||Unavailable|
|Product Category:||Outdoor Dining Chairs|
|Seating Type:||Without Cushion|
Kartell Hi-Cut Chair
I love my chairs
Gondy from Escondido, CA– Verified Buyer
They look very contemporary and sleek, they are comfortable to sit on and they are heavy enough not feel 'flimsy' but like the decent chairs they are.
rosemary hallgarten from Westport, CT– Verified Buyer
Love the Starck Ghost chairs..thought would love this more but it feels very visually stiff...better for office than home.
Great all purpose chair
nienke vandermeer from ridgewood, NJ– Verified Buyer
A wonderful chair. Sturdy ,comfortable to sit on and attractive. Because of its transparency it is great for smaller spaces. Recommend.
I paid what??
Andrea from Boston, MA– Verified Buyer– Top 100 Reviewer
I always thought these chairs look really cool, so I got the green accented one. I sort of thought they were semi-opaque or something. But the chair is white, and the top part with the color is striped because there are strips of the white plastic encased in green clear plastic, giving the striped effect.
Awesome quality and great design
Mario from Chula Vista, CA– Verified Buyer
I was at first worried that I would not see the difference from other less expensive transparent chairs, but that is not the case with this Kartell model. You can definitely see the quality and finish even from a distance. The plastic is free of any blemishes and looks solidly built. I did notice that on carpet there is some minor flex, so I would say it feels more secure on hardwood floors. Ergonomics are good, its just beautiful to look at that you sometimes worry too much of scratching it.
Linda O from Washington DC– Verified Buyer
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Anonymous from New York
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.