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Leather Lounge Chair 'Lou Read' by Philippe Starck for Driade

$6,320.56

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Leather lounge chair 'Lou Read' for Driade. This iconic armchair is designed by Philippe Starck and Eugenio Quitllet. This model is designed for the Monceau Hotel in Paris. The shape is very organic. It has a polyurethane structure with metal inside and is covered in leather. This 'brown/tan' color is really warm and gives it a luxurious feel. This chair is in great condition and clearly marked underneath the chair.

Details

  • Creator
    Philippe Starck (Designer),Driade (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 47.25 in (120 cm)Width: 23.63 in (60 cm)Depth: 27.56 in (70 cm)Seat Height: 16.54 in (42 cm)
  • Style
    Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    2010-
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses.
  • Seller Location
    Hellouw, NL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU5583226804592

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    Ships From: Haaften, Netherlands
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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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.

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