costes Philippe Starck

 

There are objects universally recognized as icons. Costes easy chair that, in 1984, marked the beginning of the partnership between Philippe Starck and Driade such as the consecration of the designer, formerly unknown in Italy, is one of these objects. Designed for the homonymous, now disappeared, Parisian café, owes its timeless success to the absoluteness of forms: a dark wooden embracing structure with three highly tilted legs.

characteristics

Black painted tubular steel structure and curved plywood mahogany, ebonized mahogany, grey oak, striped wenge, bamboo or grey erable maple finished shell. Polyurethane foams padded seat with black or light colored leather fixed cover.

dimensions

W. 47,5/18,7" D. 58/22,8" H. 80/31,4"; Seat H. 47/18,5"

W. 47,5/18,7" D. 58/22,8" H. 80/31,4"; Seat H. 47/18,5"

Black painted tubular steel structure and curved plywood mahogany, ebonized mahogany, grey oak, striped wenge, bamboo or grey erable maple finished shell. Polyurethane foams padded seat with black or light colored leather fixed cover.

Philippe Starck
Philippe Starck

Philippe Starck is an internationally acclaimed French creator, designer and architect. His profound comprehension of contemporary mutations, his determination to change the world, his anticipatory concern for environmental implications, his love of ideas, his desire to defend the intelligence of usefulness - and the usefulness of intelligence - have accompanied one iconic creation after the other. From everyday products such as furniture and lemon squeezers, to revolutionary mega-yachts, individual windmills, electric bikes or hotels and restaurants that aspire to be wondrous, stimulating and intensely vibrant places. This untiring and rebellious citizen of the world, who considers it his duty to share his ethical and subversive vision of a fairer planet, creates unconventional places and objects whose purpose is to be “good” before being beautiful. Philippe Starck and his wife, Jasmine, mostly live on an airplane or in “middles of nowhere”.