louis ghost 4-pack

louis ghost 4-pack

Design Philippe Starck, 2002
Injection-molded polycarbonate
Made in Italy by Kartell

As one of the best-known contemporary designers, Philippe Starck has placed honesty and integrity at the core of his designs producing quality products with longevity & durability.

Starck's work does not concentrate on the creation of provocative and expensive single pieces. Instead his product designs are of usable household items who Starck himself helps to market for mass production. His products are often stylized, streamlined and organic in their look.

The relationship between Kartell and Philippe Starck sometimes becomes a real desire for transgression and challenge, of aesthetic and cultural provocation. The creative genius of the artist and Kartell's unequalled engineering and technological competence have produced, yet again, a cult product. A Louis XV style chair in transparent and colored polycarbonate (pale smoke grey, straw yellow, pale orange, ice green): revisited baroque ideatype, to astonish, excite and fascinate. Louis Ghost is the most daring example in the world of polycarbonate injection in a single mold.

The creation of this project was an authentic, technological challenge for Kartell, both the particular shape of the medallion-shaped back and the arms presented considerable difficulty. Evanescent and crystalline, like the progenitor of the series, La Marie, Louis Ghost is stable, robust, and resistant to all blows, scratches, and weather conditions. A chair with a strong, charismatic personality of guaranteed aesthetic appeal.

Louis Ghost 4-pack is only offered in crystal.

21.5" w | 22" d | 37" h | seat: 19" h | arm: 26.5" h | stacks 6 high

4-pack: $1,800.00 + $54.00 shipping in the continental U.S.
(in-stock options usually ship in 3-5 days. Otherwise, please allow 8-10 weeks for delivery)

Philippe Starck

Paris-born Philippe Patrick Starck (b. 1949) has a wide range of design, but is very well known for his consumer goods and interiors. He was educated in Paris at the École Camondo and founded his first design firm, which specialized in inflatable objects, in 1968. The next year, he became art director of his firm along with Pierre Cardin. He has worked both independently as an interior designer and as a product designer since 1975. After designing the private apartment interiors for French President François Mitterrand in 1982, his career began to climb significantly. In 1986 he joined Domus Academy Department of Design as an associate lecturer. Two of Starck's famous designs include stylized toothbrushes (1989) and a sleek juicer dubbed the Juicy Salif created for Alessi in 1990. The Juicy Salif has become an affordable and popular cult item.
Kartell's image and its 59 years of history are described through the company's products. The development, the corporate strategies, the attention the company has paid to technology, the project and the design can be appreciated by observing the products Kartell has produced. Kartell's products express the language and the atmosphere of the period in which they were created, but at the same time, they are "contemporary articles," they incorporate many other values and messages and this is why they have become an integral part of our domestic design world.
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