Daily

Monthly

Thanks for Subscribe!
Sorry, we don't know what happened. Please try again later.
You don't want us to answer?
Philippe Starck Launches Lou Collection
Philippe Starck Launches Lou Collection

Famed for making everyday household items serious style statements, the french designer Philippe Starck just launched a brand new collection. Lou collection expresses playful anthropomorphic qualities and consists of a seating collection with armchairs and sofas. Now that he has unveiled the models, it’s time to meet the specifics behind the designs.

See also: PARIS EVENTS THIS MAY 2016

bb-casegoods-750 Philippe Starck Philippe Starck Launches Lou Collection bb casegoods 750

Philippe Starck Launches Lou Collection (1) Philippe Starck Philippe Starck Launches Lou Collection Philippe Starck Launches Lou Collection 1

The Lou family, bold as Starck has made us used to, is a seating collection defined by its sculptural shapes and protruding arms. ‘Lou eat’ and ‘Lou think’ are an extension of Philippe Starck’s earlier ‘Lou read’ chair for Driade. They both are upholstered in leather or pony, and draw upon the original framework, which contains an anthropomorphic outline.

Philippe Starck Launches Lou Collection (2) Philippe Starck Philippe Starck Launches Lou Collection Philippe Starck Launches Lou Collection 2

‘Lou think’ uses an elongated backrest and rounded hooded roof, that acts as a light shade. The bizarre nature of the design aims to challenge the boundaries of ones preconceived notion of what a chair can be.

Philippe Starck Launches Lou Collection (3) Philippe Starck Philippe Starck Launches Lou Collection Philippe Starck Launches Lou Collection 3

‘Lou eat’ is a small armchair that was conceived as a dinning chair. It expresses a similar form to ‘lou read’ but uses softer lines, making it the most versatile option within the series. The protruding arms, however, look to hungrily invite the spectator to sit within its enveloping structure. Starck looks to subvert the design’s original intention by declaring that ‘lou eat is not a chair, it is an animal-like sculpture that could eat you.’

Philippe Starck Launches Lou Collection (4) Philippe Starck Philippe Starck Launches Lou Collection Philippe Starck Launches Lou Collection 4

Philippe Starck has also designed another furniture piece. The ‘wow’ sofa builds upon this idea of comfort, by introducing a luxurious modular system that includes chaise longues and corner elements conceived to define multiple layouts.

Starck Launches Lou Collection (6) Philippe Starck Philippe Starck Launches Lou Collection Philippe Starck Launches Lou Collection 6 Starck Launches Lou Collection (7) Philippe Starck Philippe Starck Launches Lou Collection Philippe Starck Launches Lou Collection 7 Starck Launches Lou Collection (8) Philippe Starck Philippe Starck Launches Lou Collection Philippe Starck Launches Lou Collection 8

bl-inspirations-700 Philippe Starck Philippe Starck Launches Lou Collection bl inspirations 700

The designer, who previously created a motorbike for French motorcycle manufacturer Voxan, had it’s Lou collection as well as the ‘cinemascope’ armchair and ‘wow’ sofa were all debuted at Salone del Mobile 2016. 

See also: WEEKEND IN PARIS: TOP 4 DEPARTMENT STORES

We don't talk to strangers.
You don't want us to answer?
Thanks for Subscribing!
Sorry, we don't know what happened. Please try again later.
You are already subscribed in our Newsletter!
Get Social
BRABBU
KOKET
LUXXU