philippe starck hollows out magic hole seating for kartell
philippe starck hollows out magic hole seating for kartell philippe starck hollows out magic hole seating for kartell
apr 16, 2010

philippe starck hollows out magic hole seating for kartell

philippe starck hollows out magic hole seating for kartell



french designer philippe starck has designed ‘magic hole’ in collaboration with eugeni quitlet for kartell, presented at the 2010 salone del mobile.


‘magic hole’ is a trio of new products: two seater sofa, armchair and smaller table-front armchair, which have been manufactured using a rotational moulding technique. the silhouette with straight surfaces end with rounded curves and slim sectional legs. the stylistic and functional design contrasts with and enhances the linearity of the pieces. the main feature is a internal flared orange ‘pocket’ which can be found within the interior hollow curve of both arms. the cavity is meant to function as a magazine holder, as well as a decorative element, resulting from the contrasting orange against black, single-moulded frame. ‘magic hole’ is light, shock resistant and weather proof.


sofa version


detail of the ‘magic’ hole


white armchair and bench with white ‘pockets’


white armchair and bench with green ‘pockets’


3/4 back view



‘magic hole’ armchair on show at the kartell booth during the 2010 salone del mobile image © designboom


‘magic hole’ armchairs image © designboom


up close of the orange ‘pockets’ image © designboom


‘magic hole’ sofa image © designboom


alternative view image © designboom


philippe starck portrait © designboom

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