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. 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. 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), Compasso d'Oro ADI (2001), Show Boats in Munich (2003), and many others.Phillipe Starck's innovative design and Kartell's meticulously researched technology merge to form the exquisite La Bohème Stools, which draw their inspiration from the curved forms of vases. Made of transparent polycarbonate, these stools are durable, functional seats for indoor and outdoor use that have the appearance of two delicate vase designs. La Bohème 2 features a low base with a flared top, while La Bohème 3 has an amphora-style shape. Available in six bold colors, La Bohème stools are the perfect seats to add instant charm to the garden, balcony, kitchen or living room. Or choose the vase option to complete the effect.
Questions & Answers
Kartell La Bohème
best stool/side table ever
Barbara from Amherst, MA– Verified Buyer
I bought three and they are amazing. You can use them as side tables, or as stools. They light up a dull room, by adding tons of personality.
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Debb from Albany, NY
Beautiful stool, very pleased!!
Lightweight in both senses of the term!
Bauhaus Beth from Washington, DC– Verified Buyer
I use this as a bathroom stool although I fear it might not be sturdy enough.
Bought it twice!
Jitz from Mobile, Alabama– Verified Buyer
I bought this to replace one I already had. A few years ago, someone put something hot on it, causing it to crack. It is a little pricey, and I hesitated to spend the money again, but the transparency and the color make it perfect for the spot between the two chairs I have against the wall across from my desk. I look at it all day long. It is a visual delight. I'm not going to try to sit on it.
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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.