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Uncle Jim Armchair

uncle jim armchair

uncle jim armchair

Design Philippe Starck, 2014
Transparent or mass-dyed polycarbonate
Made in Italy by Kartell

"My family of aunts and uncles at Kartell are the technological, minimalistic versions of the armchairs and sofas used by my uncle and aunt smoking a pipe or knitting close to a fire in the evening, serenely. Times have changed, furniture also, but dreams are still the same." -Philippe Starck

The Uncle collection is the revolutionary single mold transparent polycarbonate series created by Philippe Starck. The collection includes the daring Uncle Jack bench and the attractive Uncle Jim armchair. Reminiscent of Uncle Jack's sinuous lines, Uncle Jim also lends itself to a broad range of furnishing needs. Suitable for the indoors or outdoors and offered in a choice of subtle shades.

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

Uncle Jim armchair: 28.3" w | 41" h | 28.75" d | seat: 15.3" h | arms: 23.6" h

$710.00 + free shipping in the U.S.
(white & crystal usually ships in 5-7 business days. Please allow 8-12 weeks for all other options)

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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This is a lovely piece that is surprisingly comfortable. I am considering the purchase of another one. The HIVE team did a nice job correcting a mistake in the order before it shipped. They are fabulous too.
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