Philippe Starck two bar stools Sarapis 1986
A great set of “Sarapis” bar stools. The stools were designed by Philippe Starck for Aleph Ubik. They’re made of matte black/dark grey enameled tubular steel with a sprung backrest and two chromed footrests. These bar stools are an early highly stylized design of Philippe Starck.
The stools are good vintage condition with some wear, scuffs and corrosion.
The Stools will only be shipped abroad in a custom made wooden crate. Cost of transport to the US crate included is Euro 475.
The son of an aeronautical engineer, Starck studied at the École Camondo in Paris. An inflatable structure he imagined in 1969 was a first incursion into questions of materiality, and an early indicator of Starck’s interest in where and how people live. In the same year, Pierre Cardin appointed Starck as the art director of his furniture sector.
While working for Adidas, Starck set up his first Industrial Design company, Starck Product, which he later renamed Ubik after Philip K. Dick’s novel and began working with manufacturers in Italy – Driade, Alessi, Kartell – and internationally, including Austria’s Drimmer, Vitra in Switzerland and Spain’s Disform. His concept of democratic design led him to focus on mass-produced consumer goods rather than one-off pieces, seeking ways to reduce cost and improve quality in mass-market goods.
In 1983, French President François Mitterrand, on the recommendation of his Minister of Culture, Jack Lang, chose Starck to refurbish the president’s private apartments at the Élysée. The following year he designed the Café Costes.