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Plastic armchair in mustard yellow, with slender legs, solid seat, and open-frame back and arms.

Armchair, Masters

Designed by
Philippe Starck (born 1949)
Produced by
Kartell, Milan, Italy
83 x 56.5 x 45.5cm

The Liliane and David M. Stewart Program for Modern Design, 2011.47

Starck gave this chair the name Masters because its back simultaneously silhouettes three iconic chairs by midcentury modern designers: Eero Saarinen’s Pedestal chair, Ray and Charles Eames’s “Eiffel” chair and Arne Jacobsen’s Series 7 chair. The combination yields a unified, integrated design similar to a Thonet bentwood chair.

Starck collaborated with Catalan designer Eugeni Quitllet on this lightweight, indoor/outdoor stackable chair, which is sold in pairs and is available in six colors.

The Stewart Program for Modern Design, photo: Denis Farley.