The ever-popular Kartell Louis Ghost chair was introduced in 2002 when Kartell and Philippe Starck began their relationship. Reinventing the classic Louis XV armchair for Kartell, the playful Louis Ghost Armchair is a postmodern triumph of technical innovation and historical style. The Louis Ghost is a contemporary chair with references to 18th century France. Also known as Rococo or Baroque, the french furniture style known as Louis XV, flourished during his reign of France from 1730 – 1775. The term ‘rococo’ means rock and shell – both of which were popular motifs during the time. Designs in this style are made almost entirely of curves with a romantic and sensuous look and feel. These key elements have been translated into modern chairs combining an old design with new materials. Although lightweight and made of plastic, the Ghost Chair is exceptionally strong and resistant to knocks and scrapes.
For me its a timeless design, but time will tell if this is a true classic.