Kartell goes rock! – For Milan Furniture Fair 2012, the american rock star Lenny Kravitz has re-interpreted six ‘Mademoiselle’ chairs originally designed by Philippe Starck for Kartell. Combining exotic finishes of python, fur, leather and woven materials, the end result reflecting the wild spirit of the artists. What else would you expect from a rockstar?
“Philippe Starck has been wonderfully supportive of my design endeavours, 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 Lenny Kravitz .
Philippe Starck stated: “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”.