philippe starck: masters chair for kartell
philippe starck: masters chair for kartell philippe starck: masters chair for kartell
apr 30, 2009

philippe starck: masters chair for kartell

philippe starck: masters chair for kartell




philippe starck‘s ‘masters’ chair for kartell draws its form by layering the shapes of classic chairs by three design masters.the outlines of the ‘7 series’ by arne jacobsen, ‘eiffel chair’ by charles eames and ‘tulip armchair’ by eero saarinen are rendered in three dimensions to form the supporting back of the seat. made from modified batch-dyed polypropylene, each one measures W x 22.4″ H x 33″ D x 18.5″, with a seat height of 19″.


‘we weren’t born just today. there have been masters before us. the masters chair brings to mind the lines of three great masters and three great masterpieces. putting them all together they create a new product, a new project, a reflection on a new society. ‘masters’ is a project in collaboration with eugeni quitlet.’ – philippe starck


the curving lines of the ‘masters’ chair are the outlines of three design classics






detail of the sinuous lines



black version






color variations



jacobsen, eames, saarinen – the shapes of their most famous chairs are combined to form ‘masters’


‘masters’, polycarbonate chair designed by philippe starck on display at the 2009 salone del mobile image © designboom



‘masters’ chair at the kartell booth during the 2009 salone del mobile image © designboom



‘masters’ by philippe starck image © designboom

  • if anyone else had taken this design approach they would be taken to court.

    carl says:
  • this is the man who said that design is dead and everything he designed is useless.

    he is right. but why does he still want to proof it?

    kasorp says:
  • Stupid Chair

    Ouddy says:
  • Interresting statement proving that Phillipe is not a formal designer.

    Andre Pettigrew alias Poetti says:

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