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, he is one of the most original and creative designers of our time. He has obtained many important acknowledgements such as the Grand Prix National de la Création industrielle and the Honor Award of the American Institute of Architects, he considers himself as "a Japanese architect, an American art director, a German industrial designer, a French artistic director, an Italian furniture designer".View other products by Philippe Starck
Manufacturer: xO Design
XO. An old cognac ? "Kisses and hugs"? Look again without applying a known pattern. XO is simply a cross and circle. XO is all about breaking down the familiar and giving it a fresh perspective. By putting together forms that do not seem to go along naturally, they hope to show you that, in fact they do. Like a cross and circle. Simple, graphic - and yet unexpected.
In the beginning, back in 1984, Philippe Starck was raising to stardom; Gérald Mialet's spirits were high. Together, they crossed the line and decide to create a new design house: XO. To quote Starck, "To make a beautiful baby, parents have to be in love". XO is definitely a love affair.