Bubble Club Chair by Kartell designed by Philippe Starck
At A Glance: Let's consider the Bubble Club Chair for a moment, shall we? It's made of plastic - which may not be a bit deal to you, but it is to us. Why's that, you ask? Well, it's a sofa. Let's start there. It's an outdoor sofa. OK, now we're getting a little off the map. It's an outdoor sofa that has built-in water drainage channels, is easy to clean, and will be durable for a good long time. Now that's just crazy.
What's To Like:
The Bubble Club Chair follows designer Phillipe Starck's trait of making plastic furniture in the form of the furniture of bygone eras - in this case, an overstuffed lounge chair. We like it.
This outdoor chair is easy to clean. Just hose it down and let it dry, and you're good to go.
Durability is key when thinking about outdoor chairs, and the Bubble Club Chair is super durable. It's in it for the long haul.
This one's quirky, but we like it: there's a hole in the bottom of the Bubble Club, and if you put a light up in there the whole chair glows. That effect works best with the white chair.
What's Not to Like: If you need a cushioned seat on your chair, the Bubble Club isn't your cup of tea. Sure, you can get a flat cushion and keep it on the seat, but it comes as a simple plastic chair.
The Bottom Line: Kartell's Bubble Club Chair by designer Philippe Starck transcends the expected and offers a sleek, industrial design that fits a myriad of commercial and residential spaces. The all-plastic construction ensures the Bubble Club Chair's durability and keeps its modern appearance fresh for years of enjoyment.
The Kartell Bubble Club Chair is the perfect piece of furniture to bring into an outdoor space. When designated as a focal point of the patio, the Kartell Bubble Club Chair offers a classic styling that draws the attention of visitors. Designed to be equally as comfortable as it is strikingly designed, the chair allows for relaxed sitting while enjoying a party on a Saturday night or simply hanging out and having a cool drink. A wide range of colors provide different options for creating the perfect layout. Choose a color that blends with the chosen color scheme or go in a different direction and create a stark contrast that makes a bold statement in your design. With the colors, zinc white, terra cotta, pale green, pale yellow, pale grey and black available for selection, the Bubble Club Chair is ready for any space. Remember the outdoor space on Boston Legal?
Let's bring it inside: when thinking of furniture to complete your vision of a perfect sunroom, consider a chair construction of quality materials that can handle the constant sunlight coming into the space. The Bubble Club Chair is constructed with smooth batch-dyed polyethylene plastic and is completely fade resistant. This will ensure years of use and enjoyment without having to worry about the sun altering or changing the color of your chair. The hard plastic construction provides a scratch resistant surface that lets you relax in your sunroom without worry. The Kartell Bubble Club Chair is safe from light scratches that could build up over time and take away from the beauty of the piece.
The chair makes just as much sense on your patio as it does your sunroom. The versatile construction makes it the perfect piece to help you create an outside oasis that allows you to relax the day away. When company comes over for a summer time cook-out, the chair provides comfortable outdoor seating without sacrificing personal style. Made of weather resistant materials, the chair can remain outside through the rain, sleet, heat and snow. The natural water resistance of the polyethylene plastic makes the chair an excellent choice for pool side furniture as well. Include the sofa and side table from the Bubble Club Collection, and you have a stylish set of furniture that enhances the aesthetic beauty of your swimming area and backyard landscape. The light weight construction makes it easy to carry the furniture back and forth from patio to poolside.
Anywhere you look in your home can be a good spot for the Kartell Bubble Club Chair. The industrial design and solid construction make it the easy answer for fashionable furniture that allows you to relax in comfort. Bring home the Bubble Club Chair today and start sitting in style.
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Kartell's Bubble Club follows the design of the Bubble Club Sofa, which won Italy's most notable design award, the Compasso d'Oro, in 2001. The Bubble Club Chair has been found in modern living rooms, waiting rooms, patios, decks, and lounges around the world. More notably, the Bubble Club Chair is a regular on the television series Boston Legal, where characters Denny Crane and Alan Shore regularly end each episode sitting in two Club Chairs on Crane's balcony. Because the Club Chair is scratch resistant, weatherproof, and resistant to UV rays, this balcony setting makes a perfect environment for the Bubble Club collection.
Embrace the modern industrial design of the Bubble Club collection. Buy the Bubble Club Chair today and experience innovation at its best.
Few designers have had an impact across the world of design like Philippe Starck. 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. 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.
Dimensions: Overall: 31.5" h x 41" w x 30" d Seat height: 17.75" Arm height: 27.25"
Cleaning & Care: Use a soft damp cloth with soap or a liquid detergent, preferably diluted with water. Do not use acetone, trichloroethylene, ammonia or other corrosive plastic cleaners. Avoid ethyl alcohol, which dulls the surface. We recommend always using a damp cloth to prevent plastic surfaces from becoming charged with static electricity which attracts dust. Also avoid abrasive solvents, cleaning powders and creams, steel wool or rough sponge cloths.
The Kartell Bubble Club Chair is available in six fade-resistant colors including, Zinc White, Terra Cotta, Black, Pale Green, Pale Yellow, and Pale Grey. Made of the light plastic, polyethylene, the Bubble Club Chair flexibly complements both indoor and outdoor spaces. While the materials may be light, there is no shortage of strength and durability. The collaboration between Kartell and Starck resulted in an armchair that reflects excellent innovation and foresight. Not only did Starck design grooves along the seat to allow for proper water drainage on the Bubble Club, but the consistency of the particular plastic Kartell uses is unlikely to make those who sit on the Bubble Club Chair feel like they're sticking to the seat.
Philippe Starck chose to build his Kartell Bubble Club Chair out of smooth batch-dyed polyethylene plastic because of the eco-friendly nature of the material. It's Starck's opinion that creating products from materials that involve the killing of trees and plant life is a waste. He sees no sense in building something from wood that can be built from a high quality plastic. Bio-plastics developed from corn make even less sense to Starck. His research and conversations with scientists have helped him form the opinion that the world is currently undergoing a worldwide food shortage that will only grow as the years move on. The idea of using a vegetable like corn to build a piece of furniture or fill up a gas tank seems backwards to Starck. He sees no benefit in it and feels badly for the families that go without food each day so others can drive oversized vehicles that they don't really need. When approached on the subject of using recycled plastics, Starck declines that option as well. He doesn't believe in the strength of the material and doesn't find it to be a good quality product.
Durability and quality are very important to the designer. To be environmentally friendly, a product needs to be able to last. The longer a Bubble Club Chair is around, the less need for resources to be devoted to building and shipping another chair.
If damage to the chair does occur, and there is no choice but to discard it, the Kartell Bubble Club Chair is a fully recyclable product. Each piece of the chair is labeled with the correct identification code that informs you of how to recycle it.
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 Bubble Club 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.
A: Yes, it is suitable for outside use. The design world welcomed the result of Kartell and Philippe Starck's collaboration, which ultimately proved that modern furniture can look great, feel great, and pass the test of time. The Bubble Club Chair and the Bubble Club collection manage to provide the customer with flexibility, allowing owners of the Club collection to place their Club Chair outdoors. Kartell expanded the traditional ideas of what patio, deck, and outdoor furniture should look like. No longer does this furniture have to lack a contemporary sleekness in design and durable quality. With the Club Chair, Kartell brings a sophisticated design outside and ensures the product will be long-lasting due to its composition. As characters Denny Crane and Alan Shore from TV's Boston Legal will learn, the Bubble Club Chair will continue to look just as good on the first episode as it will on the 100th.
The Kartell Club Chair will stand the test of time and maintain the fullness of its color no matter what weather conditions may come its way. The Bubble Club doesn't have to become one more concern of yours around your home or business.
Q: What about rain?
A: You can rest assured that your chair will allow for proper water drainage because of the grooved design in the seat.
Q: What about direct sunlight?
A: You can be confident in the fade-resistant plastics used by Kartell to construct your Bubble Club Chair. If you have a Terra Cotta Club Chair, you can expect that same vibrant color will be there season after season, because the Bubble Club Chair is resistant to UV rays.
Q: What about humidity?
A: The light plastic, polyethylene, used to manufacture your Kartell Club Chair makes sure you, your guests, or your clients will not feel like they're sticking to the Club Chair seat when it's warm outside.
Q: Can the Bubble Club chair be stacked? A: No, it cannot be stacked.