LCP Lounge Chair by Kartell designed by Maarten van Severen
The LCP Chair is a lounge chair formed from a single mold of clear acrylic plastic, which folds back onto itself to create a radically innovative lounge chair. Only Kartell's exclusive technology allows such flexibility. LCP is elastic, soft, and resistant, in contrast to its delicate appearance. LCP is an outstanding and sophisticated chair for the most perceptive connoisseurs of seating design.
Maarten Van Severen The son of an abstract painter, Maarten Van Severen chose to study architecture at Ghent Art School. He completed three years before going to work in various agencies on interior design and furniture projects. In 1986, he turned his attention to furniture, namely tables, first using steel as a medium, then wood. His work, hand-produced in his workshop in Ghent, Belgium, reflects his quest for perfection in form, detail and fabrication. A man who loved materials, Maarten van Severen, who died in 2005, of lung cancer at the age of 49, was a designer par excellence. Some regard his furniture as an acquired taste. To others, it is mold-breaking, a revelation of simplicity that, to the uninitiated eye, belies the integrity, precision and perfection that goes into it. Van Severen always worked in tandem with producers but â?? with the help of two of his sons, David, an architect, and Hannes, a sculptor, who worked with their father â?? the company is determined to keep his spirit and vision alive, ensuring that his work isn't compromised.
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 designer 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.