When I was small, I listened to Mister Starck on the TV. He had an arch enemy: the $3 plastic chair. He talked of visual pollution, esthetic shame...
Today, several of my favorite designers are now paying homage to this global best seller: Front Design proposes a luxe version covered in leather, Jerzy Seymour has redesigned one for Magis, Studio Ball finds gold, and the up and coming Swedish designer Rebecca Halstedt invents a prosthetic to transform it into a rocking chair... After all these years, Starck has lost the battle of good taste because of sheer numbers. The $3 dollar chair is now a global icon! When one sells millions of an object it loses it's original esthetic value and becomes a cult item. Whether it's beautiful, or not. AVB
Front Design proposes a luxe version covered in leather.
Jerzy Seymour has redesigned one for Magis.
Studio Ball finds gold.
Rebecca Halstedt invents a prosthetic to transform it into a rocking chair.