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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Included with purchase ($20 value).
|Product Type: Arm chair||Style: Modern|
|Primary Frame Material: Plastic||Sling Included: No|
|Cushion Included: No||Toss Pillows Included: No|
|Arms Included: Yes||Glider: No|
|Rocker: No||Swivel: No|
|Stacking: Yes||Folding: No|
|Country of Manufacture: Italy|
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.
NOTE: This product is subject to a minimum order quantity of 2
Very elegant chairs!
Luz from Miami, FL – Verified Buyer
I bought these chairs for a new restaurant one of my clients just opened. I bought them in different colors and they look so cool. They defenitely are an eye catcher, plus although they look delicate, they are actually very sturdy. Plus, they were designed by Phillipe Starck who in fact is the designer of thw building the restaurant is at, so it was kind of a statement having these chairs as part of my design/project.
Rositsa from San Francisco, CA – Verified Buyer
I got 2 black and 2 white for a modern dining room. One of the chairs was defective but we receive a replacement right away. They are sooo comfortable for a plastic chair! Just note that the white ones may get dirty from jeans, we had to use pads on them because they were getting blue stains. Other then that they were perfect! (optional) Example: Great value, easy assembly, durable finish (optional) Example: Not enough color options
veronica from Beverly Hills, CA – Verified Buyer
Very comfortable and absolutely compliments my decor - transitional. It adds that special panache to my living area and gives it just the right contemporary feel I was looking for. Chairs are sturdy yet light weight. I showed my daughter who lives in NYC a photo of these chairs and she told me that there was an original chair on exhibit in MOMA! Crazy! I feel like I own a piece of history and art! LOVE!!!!
Great Indoors our out
Elizabeth from Cutchogue, NY – Verified Buyer
I boutght 8 of these to use on my screened in porch with a teak table. They look great and are very comfortable. In winter/rainy weather when we are eating inside with kids I also use them with my indoor dining table for the little ones to keep my fabric covered chairs clean. They are easy to spray off with a hose and stylish.
Mia from Canada
Just information wise...This chair is selling for 20$ in China ("http://deaofurniture.en.alibaba.com/product/60095827935-800245767/HOT_Home_furniture_plastic_Dining_chair.html")...at least to give some respect to a manufacturer...
Confortable and beautiful
Catherine from Farmington hills, MI – Verified Buyer
I really like those share modern design, beautiful line. I have them indoor mixed with my grey dining chairs for now and plan to take them on the deck this summer for good seating contemporary al fresco meal. Kartell is a classic brand and quality is really good, I know I have them for 10 years now.
Brigit from San Francisco, CA – Verified Buyer– Top 1000 Reviewer
Great chairs with both style and comfort. They are quite comfortable and come in very cool colors. Easy to clean as well.
Stylish and comfortable chairs
Larraine from Alta Loma, CA – Verified Buyer
I'm glad I bought these chairs. They add a stylish look to my kitchen dining table. The cchairs are sturdy and comfortable.
ines from Surfside, FL – Verified Buyer
unbelievably comfortable despite you might not think so based on how it looks Pros: everything Cons: none (maybe a little pricey)
Love my chairs!
Samara from Fairfax, VA – Verified Buyer
I wanted something a little funky and colorful for my kitchen chairs. I ordered these in the Mustard color. They are a bit more green then I expected, I think I was expecting more of a bright yellow, but I still love them. And they are actually quite comfortable to sit on and look great in my kitchen! Our old chairs were upholstered which did not work well with a toddler and another baby on the way. Love that I can just wipe these down and down have to worry about stains or food mushed in.