Dr. NA Side Table by Kartell
designed by Philippe Starck
A colorful, smooth end table that's right at home beside its counterpart, the Dr. NO Chair. The scratch-proof, painted surface and tapered central leg made of plastic and aluminum make Dr. NA stand out from the rest.
About the Designer
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 Dr. Na Table. Despite all his past achievements, he is still highly active in the world of modern design.
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. 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.
Materials & Measurements
Top: scratch resistant painted SMC fiberglass resin
Leg: smooth batch-dyed polypropylene
Base: die-cast aluminum
Table height: 28.75"
Base diameter: 17.8"
Top diameter: 23.63"
Weight: 20.68 lbs
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.