The Philippe Starck Masters Chair, 2010, produced by Kartell, is an homage to three different mid-century modern masters. It weaves together the back silhouettes of Jacobsen’s Series 7 Chair, the Eameses’ Molded Shell Chair and Saarinen’s Tulip Armchair to create something entirely new. Its elegant shape and wide seat makes it an excellent choice for restaurants, busy family kitchens and dining tables.
Lightweight and durable, the Masters Chair has a wide, roomy seat, while the back rest allows you to feel supported as it echoes the lines of the very first ergonomic innovators. The back of the chair is its most fascinating feature characterized by the spaces created by the curvaceous crisscrossing lines of the three different backs which descend to merge into the edge of the seat that sits upon four slim legs.
The iconoclastic Starck has been working with Kartell since the 1980s, mixing the company’s desire to develop eco-friendly, contemporary plastic furniture with the designer’s unmistakably edgy and innovative style. His objects surprise and delight even as they transgress boundaries and subvert expectations.
After the success of the Masters chair, winner of such prestigious awards as the Good Design Award 2010 and the Gold Dot Award 2013, and what has already become a style icon around the world, the Masters Chair is now available as a stool.
Take a look around you next time you sit down in a restaurant and you may just spot the Masters Chair, mixing in with contemporary tables and furnishings. Elegant and understated, thank you Mr. Starck, a modern master himself!
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