la boheme stool

la boheme stool

la boheme stool

Design Philippe Starck, 2001
Batch-dyed olycarbonate
Made in Italy by Kartell

"Why do people hang on the words of a man who has made a few nice restaurants and a good toothbrush? OK, they're pretty well-designed, but they are not in the least bit essential to our everyday life, our survival, our progress"
-Philippe Starck

Starck's creative genius and Kartell's technology once again bring to life a revolutionary and intriguing project, a collection of stools with a vase shape. They are two: Bohem 2 & Bohem 3 each one highlighting a different aspect of the vase as an object. Only an exclusive technology, from Kartell, used for the first time in the field of design, has permitted the creation of a collection of stools which are completely transparent, with a shape of remarkable aesthetic impact, which recalls the precious ancient classical vases. The shape is soft. They are smooth to the touch. The colors bright. The transparency, thanks to the technology adopted, manages to assume a tri-dimensionality.

11.75" dia. | seat: 18" h

$250.00 + $8.00 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 ╔cole 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 Franšois 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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