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Louis XX Armchair 'Prototype' by Philippe Starck for Vitra Edition

$1,150

About

Designed in 1991, this version is an early production prototype, sent to the US as a sales sample. On the bottom of the chair, production versions have incised in the metal Louis XX by Starck for Vitra. This prototype does not have these details, as it was produced as a sample before the initial production run of chairs. This prototype in good condition with some some surface oxidation of the plastic. Chair is no longer in production. Extremely collectible. Philippe Starck has designed a wide range of consumer goods and interiors. He focuses on mass-produced consumer goods rather than one-off pieces, seeking ways to reduce cost and improve quality in mass-market goods, which makes him a truly democratic designer. His products have sensual, appealing forms suggestive of character or personal identity which are often given clever or whimsical names. Starck ironically named this chair "Louis XX" poking fun at the French tradition of adding numbers after the names of kings with the same name. This chair is in the permanent collection of MoMA and numerous international museum collections.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 33 in. (83.82 cm)Width: 19 in. (48.26 cm)Depth: 23 in. (58.42 cm)
  • Style
    Post-Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
    1990-1999
  • Date of Manufacture
    1991
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Denton, MD
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU153626007573

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    Ships From: Denton, MD
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 30 days of delivery.

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