Louis Ghost Armchair by Kartell, Set of 2
designed by Philippe Starck
|The Louis Ghost Chair is a one of a kind art object, blending ultra-modern techniques and materials (like plastic) with old world style. Somewhat reminiscent of the chair our boy Dave sits in at the end of 2001: A Space Odyssey. If you so choose you can add a printed image to the seat back. The effect is interesting, to say the least.
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What's to Like:
This is a chair that stands out from the crowd in a big way. Light as a lawn chair, designed like something you would see in a house of state, and produced with innovative materials (it's no ordinary plastic), it's a unique chair you can be proud to call your own.
What's Not to Like:
The images that you can have printed on the back of the chair do little for it. You can get the caricatured head of a Japanese woman, a babies head, or a bear's head, or a zorro mask.
Offbeat, fascinating, and a clash of culture and civilizations. A conversation piece, to say the least.
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The Louis Ghost Armchair by Kartell combines a famously royal design with modern materials to create a chair with historical significance in a contemporary world. The Ghost Chair maintains the Louis XV style in appearance but is manufactured using transparent polycarbonate that creates an illusion giving the Ghost Chair its name.
The Kartell Louis Ghost Chair was introduced in 2002, and has been recognized by many for its unique look and surprisingly indestructible design. Philippe Starck, designer of the Ghost Chair, created a special edition chair featuring Barbie's photo on the seat back for the 50th birthday of Mattel's famous Barbie doll and Kartell's 60th anniversary this year.
Made in Italy, the Kartell Ghost Chair can be stacked six high, making this piece perfect for both commercial and residential use. Not only is the Ghost Chair scratch resistant and made from durable materials, but it is also weather resistant and may be an ideal chair for indoor or outdoor use. Available in two opaque and six transparent colors, the Louis Ghost Chair fits flexibly into a variety of settings. The chair's ergonomic design and aesthetic flexibility allow the Louis Ghost Chair to provide comfort to customers in dining rooms, classrooms, and offices around the world.
Philippe Starck in collaboration with Kartell celebrates technology, innovation, and luxurious plastic with the Louis Ghost Chair. Enjoy the luxury you deserve without paying high prices. Buy Kartell's Louis Ghost Chair today.
Materials & Measurements
Transparent or batch-dyed polycarbonate.
Overall: 37" h x 21" w x 22" d
Seat height: 18.6"
Arm height: 26.4"
Weight: 10.6 lbs
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About the Manufacturer
|Creativity and technology, glamour and functionality, quality and innovation: a combination of extraordinary factors together with a strategic vision of distribution has contributed to the lasting success of Kartell. Headquartered in Milan, Kartell manufactures products like the Louis Ghost Chair and distributes them in over 70 countries around the world. Winner of multiple Compasso d'Oro Awards, Kartell is one of the most highly regarded companies in the design world, and Kartell has been recognized numerous times for its excellence. The company is known for collaborating with the world's most respected designers to produce furniture, labware, and lighting that continue to stretch the imagination.|
By cultural and entrepreneurial choice, since its origins in 1949 the Italian manufacturer has chosen to characterize itself as the market leader in the production of designer articles which use technology and plastic materials. This choice requires a great understanding of materials and transformation technology. Kartell was accredited for its Quality Management Systems in 2005, maintaining its commitment to on-going research and innovation in the fields of technology and design with plastics. A leader in furniture design, Kartell reaches its 60th anniversary this year and addresses an international audience with a collection unique in originality, variety, size, and range.
Louis Ghost Chair designer, Philippe Starck, engineered his "democratic design" to create an armchair for Kartell that was available to the world. Starck enjoys taking pieces once designed for the elite and transforming them into modern comfort. Winner of the 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award from The Designer magazine, Starck's most famous furniture pieces include the Ghost Chair series, the Bubble Club group, and the Ero S Chair. Few designers have had an impact across the world of design like Philippe Starck. From modern furniture, restaurant interiors, to architecture, the French icon has made lasting impressions to all those exposed to his work. However, his most significant designs have been in the world of staggeringly original mass produced consumer goods, which have been sold in stores like Target across the United States. In addition to his mass-produced furniture, some of Starck's more notable projects have included designing the Optical Mouse for Microsoft, the interior of former French President Francois Mitterand's private apartment, and the Paramount Hotel in New York.
The son of an inventor and engineer, Philippe Starck is gifted with an imaginative mind. Starck combines this creativity with his architecture and design background to ensure every project he is involved with betters the world around him. Starck not only talks about improving the world we live in, but he lives out these beliefs in his everyday actions. Founder of an organic food company, Starck has begun designing affordable wind turbines for the homes of everyday people. His next green endeavors will include hydrogen vehicles and solar-powered boats.
Can the Louis Ghost Chair be used outside?
A: Yes, it is suitable for outside use.Q:
Can the Louis Ghost Chair be stacked?
A: Yes, it stacks 6 chairs high.
is this product prone to showing finger prints?
How easy is it to maintain?
Asked on 3/29/2011 by vic from tucson, az
Not at all, the biggest problem will be scratching. I recommend purchasing either Kartell Plastic Polish (sells for $16.90 a bottle) or Novus Plastic Polish (you can find this at any hardware store) to clean and remove scratches.
Answered on 3/29/2011 by Melanie from Smart Furniture
Can scratches be repaired?
Asked on 3/3/2011 by eriegirl from Lakewood OH
Kartell offers a Plastic Cleaner for $16.90 and there are many other options for plastic cleaners and polishes out there (i.e. Novus, 3M, Meguirs) that will remove small scratches. If you have really scratched it up I doubt much can be done. Think of it as vintage and worn in, it will keep you from crying.
Answered on 3/3/2011 by Anonymous
Is this chair considered sustainable or eco-friendly?
Asked on 1/15/2011 by Student Designer from Philly
Yes. Kartell is a very green company and strives to make things that last and should they reach the end of their life cycle can be recycled. The Louis Ghost Chair is a #2 recyclable item and is manufactured in Italy where a manufacturers' only option is to be responsible to the environment.
Answered on 1/18/2011 by Melanie from Smart Furniture
what is the maximum weight limit for the ghost chair?
Asked on 10/12/2010 by Anonymous
Kartell has not published an official weight limit for these chairs, but they are very strong and sturdy. I would say 250 lb. would be a limit I would not go over.
Answered on 10/12/2010 by Anonymous