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 30" Stool is particularly well suited for bar counters and is easy to store and transport.
|Charles Ghost 30" Stool||30" H x 11.4 - 18.1" W||6.5 lbs|
|Product Category:||Bar Stools|
|Style:||Contemporary / Modern|
Kartell Charles Ghost 30" Stool
new owner of two bar stools from san diego– Verified Buyer
We are really happy with the new stools. They don't appear to take up too much space and look great.
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Mod Man from Chicago– Verified Buyer
Perfect addition to a midcentury/Asian condo opening up the space with two Kartell side chairs in the living room--can't beat the style at this price.
Stylish and Functional
Stephen the Accountant from Franklin, TN– Verified Buyer
Product is stylish and functions as expected. The clear finish maintains visual space in an area that can become cluttered (e.g., bar or kitchen).
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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.