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 practicality in the unparalleled Bubble Club Table. The table mirrors the cartoonlike appearance of the Bubble Club Sofa and Armchair by creating contrast between the tapered lines of the backrest and the exaggerated contours of the tabletop. Following the design of the sofa that in 2001 won Italy's prestigious design award, Compasso d'Oro, the Bubble Club Table is a versatile piece that can survive equally well indoors and outdoors.
|Bubble Club Table||16.2" H x 20" W x 20" D||14.3 lbs|
|Base:||3 & 4 Legs|
|Product Category:||End Tables|
|Style Options:||Contemporary, Modern|
Kartell Bubble Club Table
Bubble club table wobbles
Patti Hernandez from Miami Beach, FL– Verified Buyer
The table is not leveled and I have to adjust it when using it by leveling. Otherwise I live the table.
Great addition to the 'Bubble Club'
Jason from Maryland– Verified Buyer
If you have some of the Bubble Club items already, then this is a nice addition. I have owned the sofa and a couple armchairs which I use around my swimming pool and decided to add this. The table is practical and goes well with the 'rest of the club'. The color fades over a few seasons but they are still great for use around the pool during the summer.
Anonymous from California– Verified Buyer
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.