kartell celebrates 10th anniversary of philippe starck's louis ghost chair
kartell celebrates 10th anniversary of philippe starck's louis ghost chair kartell celebrates 10th anniversary of philippe starck's louis ghost chair
oct 04, 2012

kartell celebrates 10th anniversary of philippe starck's louis ghost chair

kartell celebrates 10th anniversary of philippe starck’s louis ghost chair image © kartell




milan’s kartell‘s flagship store celebrates the 10th anniversary of the louis ghost chair with french designer philippe starck. from street view, window displays frame the special edition series with starck’s signature laser engraved in black which is positioned in the centerof the its oval back. elevated on clear plexiglass platforms, lit via raised flooring the item takes center stage surrounded with motifs of travel. a photo exhibition entitled ‘around the world’ highlights the theme which features the seat positioned in ten locations on five continents, showcasing its famous transparent polycarbonate material.


philippe starck describes the strangest place he has seen his louis ghost chair
video © designboom



since its inception in 2002, the seat has sold 1.5 million pieces, making it the most widely purchased ‘original design’ chair in the world. its formally reduced and clear form is the result of a single injected polycarbonate mould which has made kartell a leader in the production of transparent design furnishings. philippe starck was in attendance for the occasion and talked to an intimate group of journalists about the evolution of the design and the strangest place he has seen his louis ghost.

louis ghost chair in paris, france image © kartell



philippe starck introduces the louis ghost chair (in french)
video © kartell


kartell showroom image © designboom



video © kartell


exhibition of photos include the louis ghost chair by the rocky shore of cape town, south africa


louis ghost chair positioned in the streets of tokyo, japan


behind-the-scenes video of the ‘around the world’ photographs
video © kartell


decals of voyage motifs


window displays


store front


philippe starck and his wife jasmine abdellatif

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