Cheap Chic Chair
Note: This product is no longer available.
Design Philippe Starck, 1997.
By xO Design.
The design for all! Such was Philippe Starck's intention with this 1997 design for xO. This chair is reasonably priced as its name says. Cheap Chic is part of a quest for borderline anonymity, defined as objects which are not exceptional to command admiration or aesthetic appreciation. Instead, their presence is justified simply because they make life more pleasant. It can "disappear", or at least become translucent, when required. Cheap Chic is a small, discreet, sturdy, stackable chair. It is elegance in its purest state. Available in a range of solid or translucent shades to offset, stand-out or blend in.
This item is stackable.
Material(s): Frame in soldered aluminum epoxy lacquered. Seat in colored polypropylene.
Dimensions: 17.7" W X 19.3" D X 31.5" H 17.7" Seat Height
Designer: Philippe Starck
Born in Paris in 1949, Philippe Starck is one of the most original designers and architects of the last three decades. Having designed furniture, hotels, mega-yachts, lighting and many others throughout his career, Starck has become a fixture in modern design. Not only does Starck create beautifully unconventional designs, he creates a finished product whose main purpose is to function well before anything else.
Philippe Starck has obtained many important acknowledgements, including the Grand Prix National de la Creation industrielle and the Honor Award of the American Institute of Architects. In Starck's own words, "subversive, ethical, ecological, political, humorous... this is how I see my duty as a designer."View other products by Philippe Starck
Manufacturer: xO DesignCrossing the line and breaking boundaries with innovative and inventive furniture concepts for the modern era, XO Design is brought to you by renowned designers from Philippe Starck to Eugeni Quitllet. XO. An old cognac? "Kisses and hugs"? Shedding learned associations, look again. XO is simply a cross and circle. XO intends to break down the familiar and give it a fresh perspective. Simple, graphic - and yet unexpected. To quote Starck, "To make a beautiful baby, parents have to be in love". XO is definitely a love affair. View other products from xO Design