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Kartell Mademoiselle Kravitz Chair

Kartell Mademoiselle Kravitz Chair

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Starting at: $1,469.00 CAD
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After the incredible success of their world launch at the Salone del Mobile 2012, the Mademoiselles by Philippe Starck “dressed” by Lenny Kravitz and his Kravitz design team enter the catalogue. The three versions are the perfect reflection of the American MORE INFO

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  • Transparent Frame Raffia Fabric
  • Black Frame Raffia Fabric
  • Transparent Frame Fur-Python
  • Black Frame Fur-Python
  • Transparent Frame Fur-Leather
  • Black Frame Fur-Leather

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After the incredible success of their world launch at the Salone del Mobile 2012, the Mademoiselles by Philippe Starck “dressed” by Lenny Kravitz and his Kravitz design team enter the catalogue. The three versions are the perfect reflection of the American superstar’s spirit and combine the haute couture elegance of the armchair with the wild rock mood of the fabrics selected. “Mademoiselle K python” matches grey faux fur with a black and grey python print fabric. “Mademoiselle K fur” has a black woven leather back and a front of faux fur also in black. “Mademoiselle K raffia” combines a raffia fabric with a black woven fabric. The three versions come with either a transparent frame or black frame.

MATERIALS:

  • Seat: fabric covered polyurethane
  • Cover: 100% modacrylic fur; weave in PVC or PVC-coated fabric or 42% viscose, 40% cotton, 18% wool fabric; python printed fabric: 62% viscose, 30% cotton, 8% polyester.
  • Frame: transparent or batch-dyed polycarbonate

MEASUREMENTS:

  • Width: 55 cm / 21.625 inch
  • Height: 74 cm / 29.125 inch
  • Depth: 52.5 cm / 20.625 inch
  • Seat Height: 46 cm / 18.125 inch

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Brand
Kartell

Kartell's company story shines through in each and every one of its products. A commitment to the ever changing and advancing technology and versatility of plastic, Kartell's primary material, is at the heart of this Italian design house. Design integrity and innovation is another core element of Kartell's operations, highlighted by its partnerships with internationally aclaimed designers. Kartell's design roster includes Philippe Starck, Partricia Urquiola, Enzo Mari, Piero Lissoni, Vico Magistretti, Alberto Meda, Ferruccio Laviani and Ron Arad, among other top talent.

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Kartell Mademoiselle Kravitz Chair Designed by:
  • Philippe Starck
Philippe Starck

Philippe Starck

France 1949

“I like to open the doors of the human brain” - Philippe Starck

School dropout Philippe Starck jump-started his career by designing two nightclub interiors in Paris in the 1970s. The success of the clubs won the attention of President Francois Mitterand, who asked Starck to refurbish one of the private apartments in the Elysee Palace. Two years later, Starck designed the interior of the Café Costes, in Paris and was on his way to becoming a design celebrity. In quick succession, he created elegant interiors for the Royalton and Paramount hotels in New York, the Delano in Miami and the Mondrian in Los Angeles. He also began to produce chairs, lamps, motorbikes, boats and a line of house wares and kitchen utensils, like his Juicy Salif for Alessi.

During the 1980s and 90s Starck continued his prolific creativity. His products have sensual, appealing forms suggestive of character or personal identity and Starck often conferred upon them clever, poetic or whimsical names (for example, his La Marie chair and playful Prince Aha stool). Starck’s furniture also often reworks earlier decorative styles. For example, the elegant Dr. No chair is a traditional club chair made unexpectedly of injection-molded plastic. While the material and form would seem to be contradictions, it is just such paradoxes that make Starck's work so compelling. Starck’s approach to design is subversive, intelligent and always interesting.

His objects surprise and delight even as they transgress boundaries and subvert expectations. During the 90s Starck has also begun to promote product longevity and to stipulate that morality, honesty and objectivity become part of the design process. He has said that the designer's role is to create more “happiness” with less. For all his fame Starck’s work remains a serious and important expression of 20th century creativity.

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