Ten years after designing his iconic Louis Ghost Chair, Philippe Starck added the One More Counter Stool (2012) to the collection. “If you want to sip a drink at the bar in peace and quiet, you need a comfortable tall stool with a back to lean against,” says Starck. “Sometimes one drink is not enough, and you need ‘One More’ ... and sometimes ‘One more, please.’” Sleek and sturdy, the first Ghost presented a significant manufacturing challenge for Kartell. Crafted from a single piece of injection-molded polycarbonate, the medallion back could be created thanks only to Kartell’s accumulated knowledge, built over years of innovation in plastics manufacturing. The result is a robust collection with a medallion backrest for leisurely comfort. Discussing the design of the collection with The Dallas Morning News, Starck commented that it “has a mix of materials and styles based on our shared memories. We all own this piece in a way. The chair is well balanced; I try to be balanced myself.” One More Counter Stool is suitable for indoor and outdoor use in residential and commercial settings. Made in Italy.
The single-piece injection-molding process used in making every One More Counter Stool leaves behind several faint artifacts that are perfectly normal, not defects.
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 >