Hi-Cut Chair by Kartell
Set of 2
designed by Philippe Starck with Eugeni Quitllet
Kartell presents the latest evolution in transparency, the Hi Cut Chair, which offers perfect ergonomic seating combining flexibility and solidity, while the changing vertical stripes on the top's structure add an attractive play of light, reflections, and color.
With its minimal and clean design, this Kartell chair is reminiscent of an art deco mood make eclectic and precious, bringing a touch of personality and originality to any ambiance. Available in in three different frame finishes and six colorful seat tops, the Hi-Cut Chair is made from a single mold, and the distinct design features an interesting juxtaposition of angles. The back legs and backrest have a gently rounded form that gradually becomes sharper and more rigid approaching the front of the chair.
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 products). Thus, Kartell products can be easily recycled. In order to simplify the recycling process, the various components of Kartell products 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 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. 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 designers articles which use technology and plastic materials. This choice requires a great understanding of materials and transformation technology. A leader in furniture design, Kartell addresses an international audience with a collection unique in originality, variety, size, and range.
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 Hi-Cut Chair. Despite all his past achievements, he is still highly active in the world of modern design. Eugeni Quitllet
Born in 1972, Eugeni Quitllet started studying design at the Ibiza art school in 1991. He received a diploma of design and interior design at "La Llotja" art school in Barcelona in 1996. Eugeni Quitllet is one of the premier young contemporary design artists.