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"Lou Read" Leather and Reinforced Polyurethane Armchair by P. Starck for Driade

$7,070per item

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"Lou Read" is an iconic armchair, designed by Philippe Starck and Eugeni Quitllet and manufactured by Driade, with a polyurethane Baydur structure with internal metal reinforcement. Leather covers are available in a vast sampler of colors. Brown and black leather covered versions only are available in quick ship. Indoor use only. DIMENSIONS: D. 29.9", W. 27.5", H. 47.2", Seat H. 16.5" A strongly vivid armchair, with an organic outline, perhaps anthropomorphous, conceived with leather directly fixed on a fiberglass skeleton. The armchair is entirely covered in leather and hand-stitched. The unexpected comfort is given by its perfect ergonomics. Philippe Stark said about "Lou Read": "Just minimal body prolongation, an organic armchair supporting your spirit" PHILIPPE STARCK is an internationally acclaimed French creator, designer and architect. His profound comprehension of contemporary mutations, his determination to change the world, his anticipatory concern for environmental implications, his love of ideas, his desire to defend the intelligence of usefulness and the usefulness of intelligence have accompanied one iconic creation after the other. From everyday products such as furniture and lemon squeezers to revolutionary mega-yachts, individual windmills, electric bikes or hotels and restaurants that aspire to be wondrous, stimulating and intensely vibrant places. This untiring and rebellious citizen of the world, who considers sharing his ethical and subversive vision of a fairer planet as a duty, creates unconventional places and objects whose purpose is to be “good” before being beautiful. Philippe Starck and his wife, Jasmine, mostly live on an airplane or in “middles of nowhere”.

Customization Options

Leather covers available in a vast sampler of colors.\nPlease inquire about their related pricing and production lead times and for additional information.

Details

  • Creator
    Driade (Manufacturer),Philippe Starck (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 47.2 in. (119.89 cm)Width: 27.5 in. (69.85 cm)Depth: 29.9 in. (75.95 cm)Seat Height: 16.5 in. (41.91 cm)
  • Style
    Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    2017
  • Production Type
    New & Custom(Current Production)
  • Estimated Production Time
    1-2 weeks
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Brooklyn, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU163928370393

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    $150 In-Home Delivery Shipping
    to United States 0, arrives in 4-6 weeks, excluding production time.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Wilmington, NC
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

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About the Designer

Philippe Starck

A ubiquitous name in the world of contemporary architecture and design, Philippe Starck has created everything from hotel interiors and luxury yachts to toothbrushes and teakettles. Yet for every project in his diverse portfolio, Starck has maintained an instantly recognizable signature style: a look that is dynamic, sleek, fluid and witty.

The son of an aircraft engineer, Starck studied interior design at the École Nissim de Camondo in Paris. He started his design career in the 1970s decorating nightclubs in the city, and his reputation for spirited and original interiors earned him a commission in 1983 from French president François Mitterrand to design the private apartments of the Élysée Palace. Starck made his name internationally in 1988 with his design for the interiors of the Royalton Hotel in New York, a strikingly novel environment featuring jewel-toned carpeting and upholstery and furnishings with organically shaped cast-aluminum frames. He followed that up in 1990 with an equally impressive redesign of the Paramount Hotel in Manhattan, a project that featured over-scaled furniture as well as headboards that mimicked Old Masters paintings.

Like their designer, furniture pieces by Starck seem to enjoy attention. Designs such as the wedge-shaped J Series club chair; the sweeping molded-mahogany Costes chair; the provocative Ara table lamp; or the sinuous WW stool never fail to raise eyebrows. Other Starck pieces make winking postmodern references to historical designs. His polycarbonate Louis Ghost armchair puts a new twist on Louis XVI furniture; his Out-In chair offers a futuristic take on the classic English high-back chair. But for all his flair, Starck maintains a populist vision of design. While one of his limited-edition Prince de Fribourg et Treyer armchairs might be priced at $7,000, a plastic Starck chair for the Italian firm Kartell is available for around $250. As you will see on 1stDibs, Philippe Starck’s furniture makes a bold statement — and it can add a welcome bit of humor to even the most traditional decor.

About the Seller
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Located in Brooklyn, NY

Founded in 2015 by Patrizio Chiarparini, this New York furniture gallery is a precious resource for interior designers, architects and collectors. Chiarparini takes a curatorial approach, informed by a well-honed fashion and design sensibility, to selecting the distinctive pieces from master artisans, groundbreaking contemporary design...

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