November 24, 2011 | Home Couture Store
In quite possibly one of the best examples of Italian style, Kartell has achieved something that is quite simply ridiculous: making plastic furniture into a desirable product. Not only has plastic become a coveted material for couture furniture but Kartell has also developed the science behind the material – so plastic is not only stylish but also extremely complex.
With the help of a certain Mr. Philippe Starck, Kartell set a new precedent for the design industry, creating the first transparent chair made from one moulding of poly-carbonate, the equivalent of splitting the atom in the plastic design world.
This Starck/Kartell collaboration has proved to be the most successful strand of Kartell’s inventory to date, with a multitude of fascinating products spawned from this titanic collaboration. One of the most famous of which has to be the Louis Ghost Chair, including a spaghetti-like seat rest, influenced by classical French furniture examples such as the Eiffel Chair by Charles Eames.