Philippe Starck has created the largest single-moulded polycarbonate armchair for Italian furniture maker Kartell – meet 'Uncle Jack'.
The 2014 edition of Salone del Mobile marks an important anniversary for Kartell; 15 years of transparency, research and experimentation in injection-molding with transparent polycarbonate in a single mould. since first introducing La Marie by Philippe Starck in 1999, the Uncle Jack sofa from 2014 highlights the most outstanding example of this technology: a seating surface measuring 190 cm and weighing 30 kilograms in just one piece of polycarbonate.
"My family of ‘aunts and uncles’ by Kartell is the minimalist and technological version of the armchairs and sofas which my aunts and uncles sat in to smoke a pipe or knit in front of the fire, in total peace and serenity," says Starck. "Times have changed and so has furniture… but our dreams remain the same."
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