Dr. No Chair by Kartell, Set of 2 designed by Philippe Starck
The Dr. No Armchair is a Kartell classic, famous for its perfect combination of functionality and beauty. Dr. No is not sensitive to temperature changes, is stackable up to four high and characterized by its enveloping, comfortable seat, elegance, practicality, cleaning ease and wide color. Suitable for indoor or outdoor use.
*Note-new version of the Dr. No Chair has aluminum legs.
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 influential designs have been in the world of staggeringly original mass produced consumer goods. Renowned for his collaboration with the Italian design and manufacturing firm Kartell, Mr. Stark's most famous works include the Ghost Chair series, the Bubble Club group, and the Dr. No Chair. Despite all his past achievements, he is still highly active in the world of modern design.
I have a few of these chairs. I am sitting in one now, at my computer table. It's stylish and comfortable, but then I do not like padded chairs like most people. (A normal upholstered chair hurts my sit bones and this chair does not.) I also purchased some (in orange sherbert) to use on a screened-in porch. I've had them for almost a year and they look just as good today as the day they arrived. Easy to wipe clean- also stackable. If you are over 200 pounds the sides of this chair might be a tight squeeze.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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