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, 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
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 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.