Costes Chair (x4) by Philippe Starck for Driade 1984.
Starck designed Costes for the Parisian café of the same name, no longer in business today. Wood and steel, an interesting combination, with the natural material that blends with the rigidity of the metal. The shell in dark wood, curved plywood dyed in a mahogany colour or ebonised is enveloping, soft in the line, with the veining that create a contrasting effect to the movement of the seat. The padding appears to be thin, when it is in polyurethane covered in black leather. The three tubular steel legs are not modelled according to a particular movement, which instead we find in the inclination obtained during assembly: this is the expressive key and the reason for its success.
The auction lot features 4 pieces found from an elegant apartment in Genoa.
The chairs are in good condition with sturdy structure and wooden shell with still very bright paint. There are several signs of age-related wear on the wooden edging, the most fragile point of the chair, as shown in the photos.
Width: 47 cm
Depth: 52 cm
Height: 80 cm
Insured transport for Italy/Europe included in the shipping costs.
- Nombre d’articles
- Acier, Bois, acajou, Cuir
- Designer / Artiste
- Philippe Starck
- Fabricant / Marque
- Modèle / Nom
- Période estimée
- Pays d’origine
- Bon état - Utilisé, présentant de petites traces de vieillissement
- 80×47×52 cm