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Louis Ghost Chair Barbie Edition
The Philippe Starck Barbie chair for Kartell celebrates one of pop culture’s biggest, most influential trend setters. The chair is a spin-off of Philippe Starck’s Louis Ghost Chairs, only instead of being completely clear, it’s a translucent pink emblazoned with the Barbie logo. Moan and groan about her all you want; Barbie is an icon, and after celebrating her 50th anniversary in 2009, her prominence is bigger than ever in the design and fashion media in 2023.
Most likely influenced by his father, who worked as an aircraft engineer, Starck studied at the École Nissim de Camondo, Paris, and in 1968 set up his first company, which produced inflatable objects. Always interested in design as a total concept, in the 1970s he made a reputation for himself by creating interiors for clients such as the Paris nightclubs La Main Bleue (1976) and Les Bains-Douches (1978).
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