Apr 102012
 

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.

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