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Philippe Starck Custom Sofa from SLS Hotel Beverly Hills, 1988

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Opened in 1988, the SLS Hotel of Beverly Hills was the first "lifestyle" hotel designed by Philippe Starck. During a recent remodel, a few of these iconic suite sofas were let go and we grabbed them up! Produced by Cassina Contract, they were only available to the SLS Hotel, and not to the public. The stylized sofa is made using a high quality stitched leather, dark woods and a metallic base. The end table pictured here is three feet long, but I have other end tables measuring as long as eight feet! We have ten sofas in total, with some facing left and some facing right. All are in the buttery color, with original Cassina / Starck SLS tags. They are all original condition, showing minor wear, but display beautifully overall.

Details

  • Date of manufacture
    1988
  • Period
  • Condition
    Good.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 38 in. x W 116 in. x D 28 in.

    H 96.52 cm x W 294.64 cm x D 71.12 cm

  • Seller location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference number
    LU812010440721

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About Philippe Starck (Designer)

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; 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 these pages, 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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