The chunky yet lightweight forms of Philippe Starck’s Bubble Club Sofa and Armchair (2000) recall classic Chesterfield styling in colorful, weatherproof, UV-resistant, roto-molded polypropylene. Rotational molding allows the polypropylene to have consistent wall thickness, stress-free corners and a lightweight, durable build. Durable enough for use in public spaces, the fade-resistant collection can be used indoors and out for upbeat lounge applications. Inset grooves alongside the seat provide water drainage. Manufactured in Italy by Kartell.
School drop-out Philippe Starck jump-started his career by designing two nightclub interiors in Paris in the 1970's. 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 Cafe Costes, 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. Read more >