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'?lys?e at President Mitterrand's request, in 1984 Caf? Costes became Le Caf?, 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 Sup?rieure des Arts D?coratifs 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 Cr?ation Industrielle (1988), Compasso d'Oro ADI (2001), Show Boats in Munich (2003), and many others. Philippe Starck began his collaboration with driade in 1985.
Phillipe Starck's innovative design and Kartell's meticulously researched technology merge to form the exquisite La Boh me 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 Boh me 2 features a low base with a flared top, while La Boh me 3 has an amphora-style shape. La Boh me 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. A rigorous material chair which grew out of a sculpture is transformed into an industrially produced household item. The seat has the strength and authority of a primitive form, a block of material made contemporary by the glossy plastic moulded material of which it is made. Ideal for both home and contract, Miss Less is formed by a comfortable squared-off monolithic base (available in various matte colours) and a slim backrest of transparent polycarbonate.
Designed by: Phillipe Starck
|Miss Less Side Chair||33.1" H x 16.5" W x 17.7" D||11.7 lbs|
|Chair Design:||Side Chairs|
|Features:||Ready To Assemble|
|Product Category:||Accent Chairs|