Kartell La Marie Chair, Set of 2 designed by Philippe Starck
At A Glance: When created, this was the world's first completely transparent chair, formed in a single polycarbonate mold. The La Marie Chair combines an essential design with an exceptionally robust and light structure to generate an intangible quality. An ingenious combination of lightness and strength - and the result of painstaking research into its polycarbonate material - this strong plastic chair is scratch and shock resistant. Sold as a set of 2 chairs.
What's To Like:
Transparent and strong? Yes, they can coexist.
Philippe Starck has earned his acclaim, in part due to his work on this chair. It's inspired.
This chair is suitable for indoor and outdoor use. What better for the breezy patio than a light, airy chair?
What's Not to Like: Innovative design and material aside, some people want a traditional chair. We get that.
The Bottom Line: The Kartell La Marie Chair, while not traditional except in form, is nonetheless perfectly suited for both indoor and outdoor use. If you like the look, it's a solid choice.
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 and the Bubble Club group. 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 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.