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Louis Ghost Armchair by Kartell, Set of 2
designed by Philippe Starck

The Louis Ghost Chair is a one of a kind art object, blending ultra-modern techniques and materials (like plastic) with old world style. Somewhat reminiscent of the chair our boy Dave sits in at the end of 2001: A Space Odyssey. If you so choose you can add a printed image to the seat back. The effect is interesting, to say the least.

Click here to purchase the Louis Ghost Chair in Crystal. The crystal chair is available in singles or sets of four with a substantial discount.

What's to Like:
This is a chair that stands out from the crowd in a big way. Light as a lawn chair, designed like something you would see in a house of state, and produced with innovative materials (it's no ordinary plastic), it's a unique chair you can be proud to call your own.

What's Not to Like:
The images that you can have printed on the back of the chair do little for it. You can get the caricatured head of a Japanese woman, a babies head, or a bear's head, or a zorro mask.

Bottom Line:
Offbeat, fascinating, and a clash of culture and civilizations. A conversation piece, to say the least.

The Louis Ghost Armchair by Kartell combines a famously royal design with modern materials to create a chair with historical significance in a contemporary world. The Ghost Chair maintains the Louis XV style in appearance but is manufactured using transparent polycarbonate that creates an illusion giving the Ghost Chair its name.

Louis Ghost Face Options
Accent Face Options

The Kartell Louis Ghost Chair was introduced in 2002, and has been recognized by many for its unique look and surprisingly indestructible design. Philippe Starck, designer of the Ghost Chair, created a special edition chair featuring Barbie's photo on the seat back for the 50th birthday of Mattel's famous Barbie doll and Kartell's 60th anniversary this year.

Made in Italy, the Kartell Ghost Chair can be stacked six high, making this piece perfect for both commercial and residential use. Not only is the Ghost Chair scratch resistant and made from durable materials, but it is also weather resistant and may be an ideal chair for indoor or outdoor use. Available in two opaque and six transparent colors, the Louis Ghost Chair fits flexibly into a variety of settings. The chair's ergonomic design and aesthetic flexibility allow the Louis Ghost Chair to provide comfort to customers in dining rooms, classrooms, and offices around the world.

Philippe Starck in collaboration with Kartell celebrates technology, innovation, and luxurious plastic with the Louis Ghost Chair. Enjoy the luxury you deserve without paying high prices. Buy Kartell's Louis Ghost Chair today.

MATERIALS & MEASUREMENTS

Materials:
Transparent or batch-dyed polycarbonate.

Dimensions:
Overall: 37" h x 21" w x 22" d
Seat height: 18.6"
Arm height: 26.4"
Weight: 10.6 lbs

Louis Ghost Chair Crystal
Crystal
Louis Ghost Chair Crystal Green
Crystal Green
Louis Ghost Chair Ice Blue
Ice Blue
Louis Ghost Chair Smoke Grey
Smoke Grey
Louis Ghost Chair Straw Yellow
Straw Yellow
Louis Ghost Chair Sunset Orange
Sunset Orange
Louis Ghost Chair Glossy Black
Glossy Black
Louis Ghost Chair Glossy White
Glossy White

CUSTOMER PHOTOS

The beautiful Louis Ghost Chair with Chinese Checker Face
The Kartell Louis Ghost Armhair

ABOUT THE MANUFACTURER

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. Headquartered in Milan, Kartell manufactures products like the Bubble Club Chair and distributes them in over 70 countries around the world. Winner of multiple Compasso d'Oro Awards, Kartell is one of the most highly regarded companies in the design world, and Kartell has been recognized numerous times for its excellence. The company is known for collaborating with the world's most respected designers to produce furniture, labware, and lighting that continue to stretch the imagination.

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. Kartell was accredited for its Quality Management Systems in 2005, maintaining its commitment to on-going research and innovation in the fields of technology and design with plastics. A leader in furniture design, Kartell reaches its 60th anniversary this year and addresses an international audience with a collection unique in originality, variety, size, and range.

DESIGNER

Philippe StarckPhilippe Starck
Louis Ghost Chair designer, Philippe Starck, engineered his "democratic design" to create an armchair for Kartell that was available to the world. Starck enjoys taking pieces once designed for the elite and transforming them into modern comfort. Winner of the 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award from The Designer magazine, Starck's most famous furniture pieces include the Ghost Chair series, the Bubble Club group, and the Ero S Chair. 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 significant designs have been in the world of staggeringly original mass produced consumer goods, which have been sold in stores like Target across the United States. In addition to his mass-produced furniture, some of Starck's more notable projects have included designing the Optical Mouse for Microsoft, the interior of former French President Francois Mitterand's private apartment, and the Paramount Hotel in New York.

The son of an inventor and engineer, Philippe Starck is gifted with an imaginative mind. Starck combines this creativity with his architecture and design background to ensure every project he is involved with betters the world around him. Starck not only talks about improving the world we live in, but he lives out these beliefs in his everyday actions. Founder of an organic food company, Starck has begun designing affordable wind turbines for the homes of everyday people. His next green endeavors will include hydrogen vehicles and solar-powered boats.


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Pros

  • Attractive (7)
  • Comfortable (6)
  • Durable (6)
  • Lightweight (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dining room (5)
    • Informal (4)
    • Formal (3)
    • Kitchen (3)
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    Reviewed by 7 customers

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Exactly what I wanted and expected!

    By KHS

    from Los Angeles, CA

    About Me High-end Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Comfortable
    • Lightweight
    • Sturdy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Dining Room
      • Formal
      • Informal

      Comments about Kartell Pool Cap:

      After many years of thinking about the Louis Ghost Chair, I finally found a REASON to buy two for my dining room. They are exactly what I expected and their placement in the room in front of a window with a clear class table on a glass pedestal is perfect. The scene is just like a little jewel box within a much larger box. I love the chairs.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Absolutely love this chair

      By hipnycmom

      from Burlington, IA

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Comfortable
      • Ergonomic
      • Lightweight
      • Perfect
      • Sturdy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Bedroom
        • Dining Room
        • Formal
        • Informal
        • Kitchen

        Comments about Kartell Pool Cap:

        I have never been a fan of plastic/plastic-y things but this product has changed me. The Ghost chair is such a beautiful piece that it instantly upgrades the look of any room. It takes very little visual space so it doesn't crowd the room even while adding function. I use this as the chair for my laptop/writing desk, which sits alongside the Kartell Ghostbuster cabinet, and have a spare Victoria ghost chair for an additional person to sit or where I leave my handbag/various odds and ends. These chairs have really completed the look of my room. Beautiful, comfortable, sturdy, and lightweight. Definitely recommended!

        Service and delivery comments:

        Delivery was extremely prompt, product arrived in perfect condition. I only ordered this one chair but the delivery person went through the trouble of opening the box and taking the packaging with him. Excellent service!

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        versatile & stylish

        By lbot

        from San Francisco, CA

        About Me High-end Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Comfortable
        • Lightweight
        • Stackable
        • Sturdy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Desk chair
          • Dining Room
          • Informal
          • Kitchen
          • Side chair

          Comments about Kartell Pool Cap:

          I was looking for stylish but not-too-expensive chairs to use temporarily while we remodel. We got a set of four crystal (clear) ones and they look great anywhere we put them. I was surprised at how sturdy and comfortable they are. The finish is very high quality. Corners and edges are smooth. The chair comes with soft plastic feet attached to protect floors. They're lightweight enough to move easily and they stack so they're perfect as extra seating.

          The proportions are good -- not too large so they don't take up a lot of visual or physical space but ample enough for comfort. It's also nice to find a relatively compact chair with arms. I only wish there was barstool height version.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          An Independently Commissioned Review

          By Wes at Delegator

          from Chattanooga, TN

          Independent Professional Review by Delegator.com

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Good Price
          • Great Brand
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Optional Decals

          Best Uses

          • Dining Room
          • Living Room
          • Patios

          Comments about Kartell Pool Cap:

          First Impressions
          The Louis Ghost Chair is a truly unique product. Made up of a transparent polycarbonate, the chair's appearance makes good on the claim in it's name; neither here nor there, it's ghostly. The design of the chair is handsome and traditional, reflecting the Louis XV style. However, the twist on the classic design that the unmistakably 21st century material and sensibility provides is nearly thrilling. Kartell has made the old new and the tangible intangible; for this reviewer, a comparison to the science fiction film 2001: A Space Odyssey proved apt. In that film, an astronaut is drawn into a wormhole that pulls him into a kind of future; on the other side is furniture designed in the same shape and style as the Ghost, but solid. With the Louis Ghost Chair, the result is just as uncanny and new, and the transparent material adds a final twist as intriguing as the one in the film. As a piece of furniture art, the Ghost is very successful, but less so as a practical sitting device. While the chair's comfort rating is nothing to brag about, it's certainly nothing to sneeze at either. When it comes to pedigree and environmental ratings, the Kartell Louis Ghost Chair is unrivaled for quality and sustainability.

          The X Factor
          The sturdiness of the chair, which is a welcome surprise. The look of the chair, as transparent and ghostly as it is, gives the impression that the Ghost Chair is as insubstantial as it's image. This is untrue. The chair held up without any wobbling or lack of rigidity through three days of testing and observation.

          This is the kind of chair that can draw some very different opinions. Some don't like the almost insouciant twist on the classical Louis XV form, and others have a mental block against plastic; that it looks or implies cheapness, or a tacky sense of style. For us, this chair hit the sweet spot of modern and classic, modern and functional.

          The Bottom Line
          For pedigree, style, design and modern beauty, there aren't many chairs that can rival the Kartell Louis Ghost Chair. It's the creme de la creme of plastic furniture art, and the designer and design company couldn't be any more significant in the world of modern furniture. A great buy and highly reccommended.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great designer chair

          By Val

          from Bergen County, New Jersey

          About Me High-end Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Comfortable
          • Lightweight
          • Sturdy
          • Unusual decor accent

          Cons

          • Small wrinkles

          Best Uses

          • Any room accent piece

          Comments about Kartell Pool Cap:

          Great looking accent chair- the "see through" aspect is what most people like!
          It looks great in my living room, and can be placed anywhere I need extra seating. Goes with everything since it's transparent.

          Service and delivery comments:

          The customer service is nothing short of amazing (thank you Karen Jennings!). I had some issues that were promptly and satisfactorily take care of. I will certainly not hesistate to purchase from this website again!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          GREAT CHAIR [...]

          By DOG LOVER

          from cincinnati, oh

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Comfortable
          • Lightweight
          • Sturdy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Dining Room
            • Formal
            • Gifts
            • Informal
            • Kitchen

            Comments about Kartell Pool Cap:

            love the design.[...]

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Everyone notices this chair and loves i!

            By Carmen

            from TN

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Comfortable
            • Lightweight
            • Sturdy

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Kartell Pool Cap:

                I purchased this chair in the crystal with the chinese checker option. It's the first piece everyone notices in my living room and comments on- all good!
                I bought it b/c of the design and light weight. I wanted an easy to move occasional chair to pull into use for extra seating, but I was surprised to find how extremely comfortable it is to sit in. I use it much more than I expected!

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                SHIPPING & DELIVERY


                The Kartell Louis Ghost Chair usually arrives within 3-6 business days from the date of purchase.

                A shipping fee equal to 3 percent of merchandise value applies to Kartell furniture.

                For additional information, please see our shipping and delivery policies page.

                To receive the most competitive shipping rates available on this Kartell item, call our sales team at 888-467-6278!


                Product Q&A


                Q: Can the Louis Ghost Chair be used outside?
                A: Yes, it is suitable for outside use.

                Q: Can the Louis Ghost Chair be stacked?
                A: Yes, it stacks 6 chairs high.

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                • Q:

                  is this product prone to showing finger prints?
                  How easy is it to maintain?
                  Asked on 3/29/2011 by vic from tucson, az

                  1 answer

                  • Smart Furniture Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Not at all, the biggest problem will be scratching. I recommend purchasing either Kartell Plastic Polish (sells for $16.90 a bottle) or Novus Plastic Polish (you can find this at any hardware store) to clean and remove scratches.

                    Answered on 3/29/2011 by Melanie from Smart Furniture
                • Q:

                  Can scratches be repaired?
                  Asked on 3/3/2011 by eriegirl from Lakewood OH

                  1 answer

                  • Smart Furniture Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Kartell offers a Plastic Cleaner for $16.90 and there are many other options for plastic cleaners and polishes out there (i.e. Novus, 3M, Meguirs) that will remove small scratches. If you have really scratched it up I doubt much can be done. Think of it as vintage and worn in, it will keep you from crying.

                    Answered on 3/3/2011 by Anonymous
                • Q:

                  Is this chair considered sustainable or eco-friendly?
                  Asked on 1/15/2011 by Student Designer from Philly

                  1 answer

                  • Smart Furniture Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Yes. Kartell is a very green company and strives to make things that last and should they reach the end of their life cycle can be recycled. The Louis Ghost Chair is a #2 recyclable item and is manufactured in Italy where a manufacturers' only option is to be responsible to the environment.

                    Answered on 1/18/2011 by Melanie from Smart Furniture
                • Q:

                  what is the maximum weight limit for the ghost chair?
                  Asked on 10/12/2010 by Anonymous

                  1 answer

                  • Smart Furniture Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Kartell has not published an official weight limit for these chairs, but they are very strong and sturdy. I would say 250 lb. would be a limit I would not go over.

                    Answered on 10/12/2010 by Anonymous
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                WARRANTY


                Kartell seating come with a 1-year warranty.