(jiří macek) The Magic Hole polyethylene hollow chair with a disclosed cut, which reveals the artistry of the top-class chemists from the Italian brand of Kartell, is the latest piece by Philip Starck. We have become used to the fact that Kartell continues to exceed the technological possibilities of plastic and our imagination in the field of chairs with each passing year. However, the company always has something more to say.
The Magic Hole collection of chairs and armchairs is not ashamed of the hole, making it more apparent in contrast with a bright orange color. The pure silhouette refers to the process of rotatory forming, which resulted in a chair representing a set of individual chambers. Stilted lines versus matter, orange versus black – as if there was nothing else. In fact, there is not. When you see what Kartell is able to achieve with plastic, you simply have to love it. The ever-cursed material of plastic has pointed towards the future, which has rested in their hands for over sixty years. When chemical engineer Giulio Castekli established Kartell in 1949, he had already known this and believed that designers would be able to apply it through their visions. It is no wonder that his products can be currently found not only in households all over the world, but also in the most prominent collections of design and prestigious museums.
The trio of Magic Hole seating variants for indoor use had its premiere at Design Week in Milan. Apart from the black and orange versions, the portfolio should also contain its white and grey alternatives. The Kartell Flag Store is located on Senovážné square in Prague.
Magic Hole, Kartell, design: Philip Starck