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.Although its shape and gently flared legs evoke classic 19th - century stool designs, the Charles Ghost Stool is perfectly suited for modern life. This stool will provide a dash of lighthearted sophistication to kitchens, bars, game rooms and restaurants alike. Made of a single block of transparent or batch - dyed polycarbonate, the stool is sturdy and durable while displaying a delicate, ethereal appearance. This versatile stool, suitable for indoor and outdoor use, has been featured in numerous magazines and adds elegance and lively panache to a variety of settings. The Charles Ghost 18" Stool is particularly well suited for informal settings and is easy to store and transport.
|Charles Ghost 18" Stool||18.1" H x 10.4 - 15.33" W||3.7 lbs|
|Product Category:||Outdoor Barstools|
Kartell Charles Ghost 18" Stool
Biana from Brooklyn, NY– Verified Buyer
I love my stools!! I purchased 2 and very well worth it. Great quality just as described. Shipping and customer care were great to deal with. Definitely worth the money...
A burst of color in my grey bathroom
Sandra from Durham, NC– Verified Buyer
I got the red stool and it is just wonderful. The color is so deep and luminous, it reminds me of a candy apple, cheering me up every morning. The stool is decorative as well as functional. I keep my shampoo bottles on it. I love this little stool and I highly recommend it.
Ellen Dambach from Bolivia, NC– Verified Buyer
It's very durable and modern-perfect for our bath. I thought it would have been a little heavier bu it's great for our purposes.
Super well-made stool!
Thomas from Glen Mills, PA, USA
I've only recently begun expressing an interest in furniture design and decided to purchase a Kartell product to test the waters on the quality. I was able to purchase the Ghost stool on sale (sweet!). The quality is definitely there, and I plan to purchase a Ghost chair soon (soon as they are on sale...). I felt the price was a bit steep for a small item like this, but was surprised to find two in the package when it arrived. Either the website is not clear on this, or I received two for the price of one. Who knows? There is a tendency to only offer Kartell products in pairs, which has deterred me from buying. Shipping exceeded a month.
Love the Kartells...
Jason Salzenstein from Boston, MA
This little stool is just as great as everything in the Kartell Ghost collection; it's strong, sturdy, and of course the design is fab. It also works well as an occasional step stool for my dressing room (I'm on the smaller side so supporting my weight isn't a problem). My only complaint is that the white is more of a milk-white rather than an all-color-removed-brite-as-all-get-out white. I got over that though, and we're good friends now.
just what I wanted.................
Michelle from Fort Lauderdale, FL– Verified Buyer
nice addition for what I wanted............tall cylinder vase for all of my wine corks
So Lovely !
Sharon from Modesto, CA– Verified Buyer
Fabulous stool! It is so well made and heavier than I expected it would be. I use it next to my claw foot tub & love that the clear color doesn't look like it takes up space. I've only had it a couple weeks, but already received so many compliments. You will not regret your purchase if you choose this!!
d. from PA– Verified Buyer– Top 1000 Reviewer
Timeless design, hardwood floor safe.
OC Style from Aliso Viejo, CA– Verified Buyer
Used this stool in our new bathroom remodel. Blends right in while adding a little pizzazz at the vanity! feels quite sturdy.
Youngdale Interiors from Johnson City, TN– Verified Buyer
It's exactly what I expected. Perfect for the small built-in vanity we are using it with. I will say that the seat is a little narrow so may not be the best for someone with much of a rump.:)
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.