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Hot Seat – The Masters Chair

The Masters Chair is a combination of three classic chair designs. The polypropylene-made chair is also lightweight and easy to move around, making it suitable both for indoors and outdoors.

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Why We Love It

At first glance, the Masters Chair might appear oddly familiar. A stylistic homage of sorts, the profiles of Arne Jacobsen’s iconic Series 7 chair, Eero Saarinen’s Tulip armchair, and the Eames moulded chair can be seen in the criss-crossing curves of its back.

Who Designed It

Parisian design kingpin Philippe Starck began his prolific career with the launch of industrial design firm Ubik in 1979. His design footprint can be seen in thousands of projects, ranging from furniture to architectural and even pasta! In 2010, he collaborated with Spanish-born designer Eugeni Quitllet to conceive this chair.

What It Inspired

Launched in 2010, the Masters Chair comes in a variety of colours. The signature aesthetic of its back was retained in the Masters Stool, which is available in three heights. At the 2014 Salone del Mobile Milano, a gold metallised version of the chair was unveiled as part of the Precious Kartell collection.

The Masters Chair is available at Lifestorey, The Design Store by Lifestorey, and Space Furniture.

 

 

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