The Lord Yo armchair by Star designer Philippe Starck. Since 1994, Lord Yo chair is today part of Philippe Starck classics and Driade Store collection. A smart combination of comfort and simple elegance created for interior and outdoor use.
Many years ago, at its beginning, Lord Yo was simply a polypropylene easy chair with an aluminum structure, now it’s an icon. Recognized and recognizable anywhere and by anyone. It took Philippe Starck to carry out such an extraordinary stunt, built with soft curves and raised back, almost a throne, and slightly bent legs. Then to think about covering it, sometimes, with a white piquet slipcover that, instead of hiding, reveals.
Precious Plastics Furniture - The way plastic is processed is pretty much same as how glass is processed. It is melted and purified and the quality lies on how pure the material is made to be. Plastics' raw materials and additives are combined to produce preferred material qualities to use for furniture. We can think of plastic as a direct result of modernism. It has been widely used through the years as it can subjected to a variety of ancillary operations after forming and cooling such as welding, extrusion, adhesive bonding, machining, surface painting and metal surfacing. A modern plastic chair can be entirely formed with plastic. In its early stages from the sixties through the seventies, plastics were used to produce household goods and consumers welcomed this idea.
Fine Plastic Tables and Chairs - One can look to Italian brands such as Kartel, the pioneering company for plastic housewares and moved on into furniture design, Bonaldo and Magis for a good amount of plastics designs from the likes of top designers Philippe Starck, Karim Rashid, D'Urbino e Lomazzi, Dondoli e Pocci, and Ron Arad names a few.
The rotating low chair Spun (design Thomas Heatherwick) was selected by an international jury to be included in the Habitare Collection 2011. This collection made up of only 27 products representing the most innovative objects of the period 2005-2011 was shown in an exhibition at the Habitare Fair in Helsinki, Finland and now it becomes part of the permanent collection of the Helsinki Design Museum.