Today Covet Lounge would like to present you Philippe Starck’s vision for Kartell. During iSaloni Milano the French creative reflected on the vision of the Italian company’s president, Claudio Luti, and the use of plastic as an accessible and innovative material; while elaborating on the newest tables — ‘Sir Gio’ and ‘Uncle Otto’ — for Kartell’s 2015 introduction.
‘Sir Gio’ table – Philippe Starck’s ‘sir gio’ table is an extension of the ‘aunts & uncles’ family he presented for Kartell in 2014. The monolithic design has been injection moulded to form a sculptural base that supports a round top. ‘Sir Gio’ reflects on Starck’s obsession with creating maximum effect with minimal amounts of material, embodied by a strictly transparent polycarbonate base.
Philippe Starck said: ‘there is no innovation, it is just the ultimate sophistication of injection moulding. You cannot imagine how every millimeter is a complicated calculation, and we need to have the best tooling and things like that. We worked a lot on the reflective qualities of the table. It’s not a revolution, it’s clearly an evolution.’
Starck rounds-off the ‘aunts & uncles’ collection with a small side table. ‘Uncle otto’ features like a tray, and is characterized by an either solid black or transparent polycarbonate top that boasts an elegant two-tone effect.
The table is made from either solid black or transparent polycarbonate.