Vintage Mid-Century French Modern Slick Slick White Plastic Chairs by Philippe Starck for XO Design, 1999, Set of 5
Delivering from: Warsaw, Poland
This set of five Slick Slick chairs was designed by Philippe Starck in 1999 for the French manufacturer XO Design. Slick Slick is the essence of a chair. A concentrate of elegance and intelligence. It symbolizes Starck’s creativity and vision and determination to offer the right product at the right price. Manufactured using advanced gas-assisted injection technology, due to which the Slick Slick chair is lightweight and durable at the same time. It is made of white polypropylene. They are suitable for use both indoors and outdoors. They perfectly matching into each other so they can be stacked. They have a signature under the seat.
Philippe Starck was born in 1949 in Paris. He is a versatile artist. He discovered his inspirations and interests thanks to his father, who was an aeronautical engineer. Starck is an architect known for a wide range of projects that include interiors, architecture, household items, furniture, boats and other vehicles. He designed furniture for the Elysée Palace for the then French President François Mitterrand. Since 1981, he has been designing for the original brand XO DESIGN. In 2010, he created the Zartan chair for Magis entirely made of natural material such as bamboo, linen and hemp fibres, a non-toxic and biodegradable alternative to replace plastic. In 2012, he created Broom for Emeco, an anti-waste chair made of materials collected in wood and plastic factories. In 2019, he released Cassina Croque la pomme a furniture collection for Cassina, entirely made of vegan fabric, made of apple leather. In 2018, Starck collaborated with Axiom Space and created the interior of the housing module of the International Space Station. In 2019, the audience was presented with the so-called A.I. chair. Starck works with experts from 3D software company Autodesk and created the design of the chair with the help of artificial intelligence. He cooperates with, among others with companies: Alessi, Kartell, Magis, Aprilla, JC Decaux, Puma AG. Starck’s work can be seen in the collections of European and American museums, including the Musée National d’Art Moderne, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, the MOMA and Brooklyn Museum in New York, the Vitra Design Museum in Basel and the Design Museum in London. Over 660 of his designs were inventoried in French public collections in 2011. Starck’s concept of democratic design led him to focus on mass-produced consumer goods rather than disposable pieces, seeking ways to reduce costs and improve the quality of mass-market goods.
This set is in original vintage condition with minor traces of use. The seat is at a height of 45 cm.
|Dimensions||43 × 50 × 80 cm|
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