Mi Ming Armchair
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Design by Philippe Starck and Eugeni Quitllet, 2008.
By xO Design.
Inspired by the classical Quanyi ('horseshoe' chair) characteristic of China's Ming Dynasty Period (1368 AD - 1644 AD), the stackable Mi Ming Armchair combines the modern transparency of polycarbonate with the lightness of gas-assisted injection-molding technology. The omega shaped armrest, or 'fushou', is available in White or Black mass-colored polycarbonate.
While the Quanyi was once reserved for persons of high rank and social importance (scholars, officials, and other senior members of Chinese society), Mi Ming's transparent lightweight design is accessible and suitable for mainstream design lovers.
- Overall: 33.9" H X 21.3" W X 21.3" D
- Arm height: 26"
- Seat height: 18.5"
- Weight: 14.3 lbs
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
Designer: Eugeni Quitllet
Born in 1972, Eugeni Quitllet started studying design at the Ibizia Art School in 1991. He earned a diploma of design and interior design from "La Llotja" Art School in Barcelona, 1996. He collaborated with many architecture and design studios of Barcelona and also worked on design exhibitions for cultural entities such as the Joan Miro Foundation.
In 2001 Eugeni Quitllet met Philippe Starck in Formentera and started a strong collaboration. He now designs furniture and products for some of the most recognized companies in the world, signed STARCK & QUITLLET.View other products by Eugeni Quitllet
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