He remembers having spent his childhood under his father's drawing tables, passing hours stitching, cutting, gluing and grinding, disassembling bicycles, motorbikes and other objects. Endless hours, an entire life spent dismantling and reassembling anything that fell into his hands, reconstructing his surrounding world. In 1982 he renovated Palais de l'╔lysΘe at President Mitterrand's request, in 1984 CafΘ Costes became Le CafΘ, between 1988 and 1990 he transformed the Royalton and the Paramount in New York into the new classics of the hotel world, and in the following years he promoted architectonic tours de force in Japan that saw him become the leading exponent of expressionist architecture. His respect for humanity and the environment has also been recognised in France, where in 1995 he designed the Ecole Nationale SupΘrieure des Arts DΘcoratifs in Paris and in 1997 the control tower of Bordeaux Airport. Abroad, he continues to shake the traditions and culture of the world's major cities, with the interior design of the restaurant at Hong Kong's Peninsula Hotel (1994), the Teatron in Mexico (1995), the Delano Hotel a Miami (1995), the Modrian in Los Angeles (1996), the Asia de Cuba restaurant in New York (1997), as well as an entire series of ongoing projects in London and elsewhere. His skill lies in being able to transform instantly the object of the commission into a place filled with charm, pleasure and encounters. He tirelessly modifies everyday life, exalting the deepest roots of existence in his changes. He applies himself to the design of ashtrays, lamps, handles, cutlery, candleholders, teapots, vases, watches, scooters, mopeds, desks, beds, taps, bathsà in short, life. His increasing fascination with life has now led him to create clothes, underwear, footwear, glasses, food, and always with the conviction that his design respects nature and the future of humankind. In the exhibits of museums all around the world, in Paris, New York, Munich, London, Chicago, Kyoto and Barcelona, his work is considered to be that of a master. He has received numerous prizes and awards: designer of the year, the Oscar de luminaire (1980), the title of Officier des Artes et des Lettres (1985), the Grand Prix National de la CrΘation Industrielle (1988), Compasso d'Oro ADI (2001), Show Boats in Munich (2003), and many others. Philippe Starck began his collaboration with driade in 1985.Irony and irreverence merge with comfort and practicality in the unparalleled Bubble Club Armchair. As an industrial chair made entirely of plastic, the Bubble Club Armchair is an innovation that springs from meticulous research and development. This cozy armchair owes its cartoonlike appearance to the careful contrast between the traditional lines of the backrest and the exaggerated contours of the armrests. Following the design of the sofa that in 2001 won Italy's prestigious design award, Compasso d'Oro, the Bubble Club Armchair is a versatile piece that can survive equally well indoors and outdoors.
|Bubble Chair||31.5" H x 41.13" W x 30.33" D||37.4 lbs|
|Product Category:||Living Room Chairs|
Kartell Bubble Chair
Lisa Cowley from Florida
We first sat in this chair in Mexico. It was comfortable even without a cushion. The finish (black) is really quite pretty. We are using it outside. The bold look is impressive. This is a true winner.
nikki from Dallas, TX
I BOUGHT FOUR OF THESE FOR MY GARDEN PATIO AREA. THEY ARE COMFORTABLE, EXTREMELY DURABLE AND SUPER EASY TO CLEAN, JUST USE A CUSHION AND YOU HAVE YEARS OF USE. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THESE. I FIRST SAME THEM AT A CITY FUNCTION AND KNEW THEY HAD TO BE DURABLE. THANKS! NIKKI
Don't buy, common problem in mold design
David Keith from Arlington, VA
This is an awful product. Something I would not expect from such a brand. The seats and sofas ordered as a set for our garden arrived with the seats separated from the sides on one set and from the back on the other. The groove created just gets worse with time. I have seen this problem reported in other reviews on All Modern (and elsewhere). I don't know if this is a bad batch or an overall design defect. Don't buy this product.
Bought 2 and 2 yrs later got 2 more
Laurie from San Juan Island,Wa– Verified Buyer
I love these chairs. They are great beach chairs. They don't blow away in the heavy winds, and always look great. [...]
The Boston Legal chairs
bostonlegal from Vancouver, CAN
Just like on the small screen
Not uv friendly and poor mold design
Ray from Fort Lauderdale
We purchased 4 of these chairs for our pool deck in Florida. Note we purchased them locally and not from allmodern.
What A Great Chair
Happy Camper from Brea, CA– Verified Buyer
People really enjoy the chairs, they look great.
A+ ffor [...]quality
beach girl from Rehoboth Beach, DE– Verified Buyer
Just what I was expecting.
Fabulous and fun!
Trish the Designer from Kansas City, Mo.– Verified Buyer
I bought 4 chairs for clients to use on their balcony at their office because they are Denny Crane fans. They are comfortable and so much fun to see out on the balcony. People get excited when they encounter them for the first time. The only negative comment is that they stain on the seat from the rain.
MamaPajama from Sherman, CT– Verified Buyer
Roomy and decently comfortable despite the hard plastic. The white gets smudgy way too easily SO we exchanged them!!! We went for the weanie colored ones which were the original colors they had on Boston Legal (on the balcony scenes). They are much nicer looking than you would think.
A creative team of world famous designers including Ferruccio Laviani, Alberto Meda and Philippe Stark, together with Kartell, have developed a special intuition through dialogue and the continual exchange of design ideas. This has served to establish a perfect equilibrium between the designers' project experience, their ability to and the demands of the company.
In its 55 years of existence, Kartell has won prestigious international awards including 9 Gold Compass awards. Today Kartell exports 75 percent of its products to 85 countries worldwide. Lasting success and a daring challenge on the market combine with the continual desire to innovate and reinvent.