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Mr. Impossible. The chair.


Phillipe Starck’s latest — a plastic chair — earned it’s name on the first sketch. Mr. Impossible. The designer said it couldn’t be made. The challenge being the weld. Using existing methods to weld the seat and the legs would create an unsightly seam. Kartell’s engineers had to go the blue water route. The key, a very big laser.

The Kartell store in New York recently exhibited Mr. Impossible, a series of chairs by Philippe Starck. While the for Mr. Impossible was conceived years ago, the needed to weld two transparent shells together did not exist until recently. Also on display was Starck’s Misses Flower Power, a collection of large-scale prototype vases made from transparent .



Material:
batch-dyed or clear polycarbonate

Dimensions:
L. 62 cm; H. 79 cm; D. 70 cm.

Colours:
transparent seat version: crystal, green, grey, ochre, purple, orangey-red;
mat seat version: Kartell red, white, black, silver; structure: transparent.

Design:
Philippe Starck

Manufacturer:
Kartell

Seen:
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8 comments ↓
#1 New Age Bitch CANADA on 09.06.08 at 2:12 pm

Very cool. I want one!

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#2 PRand UNITED STATES on 09.06.08 at 2:40 pm

Me too!

#3 Eric "Speedcat Hollydale" UNITED STATES on 09.12.08 at 3:16 pm

I think I would smash that chair like a house on a toothpick!

Thanks for stopping by … can I have the chair anyway???

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#4 laketrees AUSTRALIA on 09.12.08 at 8:37 pm

the chairs remind me of jellybeans..
the colours are delicious!!!!!
I love the design of your site…. :)

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#5 PRand UNITED STATES on 09.14.08 at 8:10 pm

kim, you must be hungry! go into the fridge…

these are great chairs. i have to find out how much they cost and see if barbara lets us bring one or two home…

and thank you! i love your site too. i visit a lot because there are many innovative things you have going on!

#6 PRand UNITED STATES on 09.14.08 at 8:13 pm

eric,

you are right! probably not as sturdy as your Lazy Boy dark brown leather lounger with the beer mug holders.

you know what, if barbara let’s me have one, i’ll see what i can do for U. LOL!

#7 Theresa111 173.66.166.192 not found on 03.09.09 at 2:08 pm

All I can think of is that I would dearly love to lick the chairs. They remind me of special lollipops! :D

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#8 PRand UNITED STATES on 03.09.09 at 2:48 pm

theresa, go directly to fridge. do not pass go!

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