Thursday, September 03, 2009

Out/ In furniture by Philippe Starck & Eugeni Quitllet

Out/ In furniture is a collection interpreting the desire for great continuity between the home and the world, between inside and outside. Featuring advanced industrial production and top quality aesthetics.

"Today a piece of design must be capable of surviving in the foggy park of a Normandy castle or on the sun-drenched beaches of the south, fitting into the winter garden of a neoclassical villa or under the bright lights of an Ibiza nightclub".

This is the ambitious requirement met by Philippe Starck’s new design for driadestore, working with Eugeni Quitllet to respond to the demand for continuity between the home and the rest of the world, between inside and outside, reinterpreting one of the basic concepts of the Driade philosophy, according to which "objects with personality" - such as the Out/In chair – must be balanced by minimal objects - such as the Out/In sofa and easychair - in a skilled alternation of "high notes" and "silences" to avoid both "boredom" and "noise".

Starck and Quitllet have come up with an easychair with a stretched-out height that makes it look like a shell in which to hide, but also, with its particular glossy lacquer, like something out of a science fiction film. On the other hand, when combined with the sofa and low easychair, it intentionally draws on an "interior furnishings" design language with a more minimal look, even if embellished with plain aluminium surfaces.

The Out/In collection includes a high easychair, an easychair and a sofa with extruded anodised aluminium elements in silver.

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