Hi-Glob Stool by Kartell Set of 2 designed by Philippe Starck
A modern stool similar in construction to the Dr. Glob Chair, Hi-Glob is a seamless integration of different forms and materials. The frame and supporting structure is made of powder-coated steel, which contrasts with the more robust seat, made of batch-dyed polypropylene.
The Kartell Hi-Glob Chair is perfectly suited for use outside and comes in three different heights. Finish options included a black frame and black seat or a light grey seat with a silver frame.
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, Starck's most famous works include the Ghost Chair series, the Bubble Club group, and the Hi-Glob Stool. Despite all his past achievements, he is still highly active in the world of modern design.
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.
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 chairs). 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.