Kartell Goes Rock with Lenny Kravitz at Salone Del Mobile 2012
STARRING LENNY KRAVITZ + PHILIPPE STARCK
"Kartell Goes Rock" is the most recent creation by the superstar designer and musician Lenny Kravitz. Originally created by the French designer, Philippe Starck, the American singer took Stack's Mademoiselle armchair and re-created a series of chairs that reflect the wild spirit of the artists. This is the first time that Kravitz is participating in the International Furniture Fair in Milan, Italy.
Six Mademoiselle armchairs were created by the American rock star together with Kravitz Design team. Made exclusively for Kartell , Kravitz and Starck chose together a combination of fabrics using exotic finishes of python, fur, leather and woven materials. This is part of the playful side of the brand that enjoys partnering with icons of respected fields from fashion to art and music.
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"Philippe Starck has been wonderfully supportive of my design endeavors, so when he asked me if I would interpret his Mademoiselle chair for Kartell, I was excited about the idea of two icons collaborating in this way. The Kravitz Design take on the Mademoiselle chair is haute couture meets rock and roll," said Kravitz in a press release.
Kravitz Design Inc. was founded by the musician and creative visionary in 2003. The artist responded to his desire to expand his creative energies outside the worlds of music and entertainment, and the result was the design firm. Using superior materials, unusual textures, and classic compositions, the design firm's artistically translates them to a diverse set of circumstances. Kravitz Design Inc. is located in New York's SoHo neighborhood.
Philippe Starck said: "An environment is made of materiality; wood, stone, metal ... but also made of immateriality such as light, temperature, memories and also sounds and music. Lenny proved at the highest level he could create an entire musical universe. It is now time for him to translate the magic of his music into materiality, into chairs, into lamps ... A new experience for Lenny, a new territory for us".The installation will be on display until April 28 inside the Kartell stand on an all black set that suggests a stage ready to host a live performance.
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