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BOXINBOX BIB05 Low Table, by Philippe Starck from Glas Italia

$2,595.70per item

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A series of low tables and closed and open storage furniture, designed like a box within a box, in laminated 5+5 mm thermo-welded extralight glass. These are placed on a base of reflective polished stainless steel. A space within the transparent extralight glass unit glued at 45° allows a second element with storage function available in transparent colored glass in the following colors: viola 98, arancio 101, verde 103, grigio caldo 116 and giallo sole 115. In the collection there is also low storage table with six shelves in laminated 5+5 mm. glass in the same above described coloring and a low display case in very clear grey 3+3 mm laminated glass. Also these ones are thermowelded and have a base in reflective polished stainless steel. The collection is completed by functional objects storage cases, available in two versions: hand-caned with vegetal fiber or in zebrano wood with dovetail joints. Additional information: - Dimensions: BIB05, W 40, D 36.5, H 60 cm - Finishes: Transparent colored glass. Please note that the list price excludes VAT. An additional VAT charge may apply.

Details

  • Creator
    Glas Italia (Manufacturer),Philippe Starck (Designer)
  • Design
  • Dimensions
    Height: 23.63 in (60 cm)Width: 15.75 in (40 cm)Depth: 14.38 in (36.5 cm)
  • Style
    Modern (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    Contemporary
  • Production Type
    New & Custom(Current Production)
  • Estimated Production Time
    5-6 weeks
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Macherio, IT
  • Reference Number
    Seller: BIB051stDibs: LU5155222938162

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About the Design

Louis Ghost Chair

Designed by Philippe Starck
It’s perhaps surprising that the Louis Ghost chair by Philippe Starck (b. 1949) has been around for less than two decades when you consider its impressive international stature. When Starck introduced the design for Kartell in 2002, it became an instant icon. Now it’s easily one of the most recognized (and copied) designs in the world. The prolific designer started his own company in 1968 and subsequently secured an art director role with fashion designer Pierre Cardin, for whom he designed furniture. In the 1970s, interior design projects for nightclubs and more led to his being commissioned to design the private quarters in the Élysée Palace of President François Mitterrand in 1982. Starck soon began to produce a wide range of housewares and furniture for manufacturers like Vitra, Alessi and Kartell. His collaborations with the latter are particularly notable for the company’s innovative approach to utilizing plastic, which Starck has long championed as part of his philosophy of “democratic design” — high-quality products, accessible to many people at affordable prices. The Louis Ghost chair is a postmodern take on the classic Louis XVI armchair, a style that emerged under the fraught reign of King Louis-Auguste and Queen Marie Antoinette. This style represents the birth of neoclassicism in France and was characterized by a relative restraint compared to the Rococo flourishes of previous eras. It was also called the goût grec (“Greek taste”). The second half of the chair’s name refers to its materiality. It wasn’t Starck’s first plastic chair for Kartell (that would be the La Marie chair) but it was the first time that it was able to use a single polycarbonate plastic mold in the process, creating a structure completely free of joints. Formally, Starck distilled the geometry of his antique reference to its main elements: the oval-shaped backrest, curved armrests and straight legs. The Louis Ghost chair's “ghostly” silhouette renders it a versatile fit for any environment, while its sturdy, weather-resistant body makes it a good option for outdoor spaces. The chair became so popular that it spawned a series of related designs, including the Victoria Ghost chair, the One More barstool and a counter stool. While the original — and arguably, most revered — version is clear, Kartell has since expanded its offerings to include a variety of soft translucent shades alongside two opaque options, black and white. It may be relatively young, but Starck’s beloved Louis Ghost chair is here for the long haul.
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