Bubble Club Sofa by Kartell designed by Philippe Starck
At A Glance: The award-winning Bubble Club Sofa by Kartell has gained international recognition since receiving the 2001 Compasso d'Oro award. The Bubble Club Sofa, the first in designer Philippe Starck's Bubble Club collection, was so well received that Kartell and Starck later released the Bubble Club Chair and Bubble Club Side Table to complete the Bubble Club family. The sleek design of the sofa, which seats two comfortably, is made entirely of plastic, making it not only one of the world's most unique sofas, but also one of the most versatile.
What's To Like:
The Bubble Club Sofa follows designer Phillipe Starck's trait of making plastic furniture in the form of the furniture of bygone eras - in this case, an overstuffed sofa. It's industrial innovation on display.
Because the Kartell Bubble Club Sofa is produced using the light plastic, polyethylene, it can withstand rain, heat, and the elements all while maintaining its fade-resistant color.
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 sofa glows. That effect works best with the white sofa.
What's Not to Like: If you need a cushioned seat on your sofa, 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 sofa.
The Bottom Line: Kartell's Bubble Club Sofa 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 Sofa's durability and keeps its modern appearance fresh for years of enjoyment.
The Kartell Bubble Club Sofa fits naturally into a variety of habitats and can be found both inside or outside the home or business. Modern living spaces have been transformed with the Bubble Club collection and Bubble Club Sofa. The industrial design and eco-friendly materials make the Club Sofa a welcomed addition to all kinds of settings, including family functions in living rooms, poolside entertaining on decks or patios, and more enjoyable wait times in doctor's offices.
The Bubble Club Sofa can seamlessly alter a space, giving its new home a feeling of comfortable modern flair, and can be enjoyed both inside and outside. Not only can you be confident that the Bubble Club Sofa and Bubble Club collection will maintain its color, but Starck and Kartell ensured that the technology and design of the pieces would create weather-resistant and UV ray-resistant furniture that would be aesthetically pleasing to customers everywhere.
If you're looking for a piece of furniture that is comfortable, durable, sleek, perfect both indoors and out, and manufactured by a well-respected company that stands behind the quality of its products, then look no further. You've found it. The Kartell Bubble Club Sofa is the right fit in more ways than one. Buy the Bubble Club Sofa today.
The Bubble Club Collection
World-renowned designer Philippe Starck collaborated with Kartell to produce an award-winning collection now found in countries across the world. Kartell is known for its technology and innovation in the world of plastics and design. When that innovation was combined with Starck's creative genius, the Bubble Club collection was created, featuring the Bubble Club Sofa, Bubble Club Chair, and Bubble Club Side Table. The collaboration originally began with the Club Sofa, which was awarded Italy's most prestigious design award, the Compasso d'Oro in 2001. This recognition proved that Kartell and Starck were on to something.
Using the unique material, polyethylene, for the Club Sofa's construction, Kartell ensures not only a beautiful piece of industrial creation, but the light plastic also gives the sofa its durable strength and resistance to abrasion and weather. The scratch-resistant, fade-resistant, and weather-resistant Club Collection is a perfect combination for indoor as well as outdoor furniture. Customers who have purchased and enjoyed the Bubble Club Sofa have come back to Kartell to add to their Bubble Club family, oftentimes creating an outdoor family space on a patio overlooking the pool, or adding comfort to an office lounge, providing sleek lines to a sophisticated workforce.
Whether you're in the market for one piece or several, the Bubble Club collection is a solid choice and endorsement that you value industrial design, comfort, and lasting durability from a company that embraces an ever-changing society. Buy from Kartell's Bubble Club collection today, and start your own Bubble Club family.
Philippe Starck 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 77" w x 30.3" d Seat height: 17.75" Arm height: 27.25"
Cleaning and 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.
Contrary to the common idea, products in plastic materials are highly ecological for the reason that they can be recycled (with the exception of polyurethane, little used in Kartell seating). In addition, the use of plastics reduces the need for living plants, such as trees, which are costly and take years to replace. In order to simplify the recycling process, the various components of Kartell furniture can be easily separated and reduced to elements made of one single material. Moreover, the plastic parts of each product carry, clearly printed, an identification mark to determine the correct classification of the seven different kinds of plastic and their effective recycling.
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 Sofa 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.
Q: Can the Bubble Club Sofa be used outside? 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 Sofa and the Bubble Club collection manage to provide the customer with flexibility, allowing owners of the Club collection to place their Club Sofa 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 Sofa Kartell brings a sophisticated design outside and ensures the product will be long-lasting due to its composition.
The Kartell Club Sofa will stand the test of time and maintain the fullness of its color no matter what weather conditions may come its way. The Bubble Sofa 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 Bubble Club Sofa 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 Sofa. You can expect that same vibrant color will be there season after season, because the Bubble Club Sofa is resistant to UV rays.
Q: What about humidity? A: The light plastic polyethylene, used to manufacture your Kartell Club Sofa, makes sure you, your guests, or your clients will not feel like they're sticking to the Club Sofa when it's warm outside.
Q: Do I have to put it together? A: No, Bubble Club is one solid piece and comes fully assembled.
Q: Can the Bubble Sofa be stacked? A: No, it does not stack.