Thursday, May 10, 2007

Salone del Mobile 2007

Photograph by Susanne Thun

Seen in Via Manzoni – Philippe Stark. Hundred of bikers, from all over Europe, turned up in Via Manzoni, in front of the Driade store to await the arrival of their hero, French superstar architect and designer Philippe Starck. Like a true star, Starck signed autographs and chatted with the pack.

Photograph courtesy Driade

Philippe Starck for Driade. This year Driade is celebrating its twentieth year in working with Philippe Starck. The occasion is being marked by a new collection with a strong emotional and material impact, proposing an all-round design for a habitat that brings together pieces of high sculptural, expressive and material quality. The Moore armchair with a swivel seat is a sculpture with a living and enveloping form that immediately makes it an icon. An ample goblet-shaped seat is pivoted and turns on a base plate. The lacquered chair can be used indoors and outdoors.

Photograph courtesy Cassina

Philippe Starck for Cassina. The Prive Caprice armchair designed by Philippe Starck for Cassina made its appearance at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in black and white only, thereby underlying its dual spirits; the day-time angel and the night-time devil. It is also nicknamed the “boudoir chair”.

Photograph courtesy Kartell

Philippe Starck for Kartell. As Kartell celebrates its seventy years in business it also celebrates its twenty years of highly successful collaboration with French star designer, Philippe Starck. The overturn of classic archetypes comes to life with Philippe’s Misses Flower Power flower vases. The classic vase is totally distorted in size and measures 164 cm in height and is quite impressive.

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