Monday, March 30, 2009

Everything Becomes Clear: The Louis Ghost Chair by Philippe Starck

French Designer Philippe Starck's collection of works speaks for itself. Although he is most famous for his work with Italian modern furniture manufacturer Kartell, Starck first gained recognition when he designed the interior for the private apartments of then, French President Frangois Mitterrand.

Working independently as an interior designer and product designer since the mid 70s, Starck has designed everything from an optical mouse for Microsoft, and packaging for a beer company to a line of toothbrushes and a set of wireless speakers for the iPod and iPhone. Starck has a real knack for creating pieces that blend both form and function. His aesthetic can be described as stylized, streamlined and organic, put together with unusual combinations of materials.

One of Starck's most iconic pieces is the Louis Ghost Chair. Made of transparent polycarbonate, this arm chair makes quite the first impression in any modern home. Shock, scratch and weather resistant, the Louis Ghost Chair is right at home both indoors and outdoors. Available in a variety of colors, the Louis Ghost Chair is available in a number of themes, with a fun printed image on the chair back.

A modern classic, the Louis Ghost Chair is helping to celebrate another style icon's 50th anniversary. In honor of Barbie's 50th birthday, Kartell has produced the Ghost Chair and its kid-sized counterpart, LouLou Ghost, in pink, personalized with an image of the famous doll on the chair back. The Barbie Ghost Chair is currently previewing in Milan.

Whether you have one chair or an entire set, the Louis Ghost Chair enhances the look of whatever space you place it in.

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