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Chair - Dr Glob

Dr Glob

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Milan (made)

  • Date:

    1988 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Philippe Starck, born 1949 (designer)
    Kartell (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Plastic and tubular aluminium

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the manufacturer

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Terracotta chair

Place of Origin

Milan (made)


1988 (made)


Philippe Starck, born 1949 (designer)
Kartell (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Plastic and tubular aluminium


Height: 74 cm, Width: 48 cm, Depth: 45 cm

Descriptive line

Dr Glob stacking chair in terracotta, designed by Philippe Stark for Kartell. Milan, 1988.

Labels and date

Designed by Philippe Starck (French, born 1949)
Manufactured by Kartell SpA, Italy, 1988
Plastic and tubular aluminium

Philippe Starck is a prolific designer. This chair, which has spawned many 'Glob' variants, is said to have been designed in the time it took an airliner to lift off. Its significance lies in its instant recognition as a product of the super-star designer, Starck, as much as in its specific structure.

Given by Kartell SpA, Italy

W.9-11-1990 [1990-2006]


Plastic; Aluminium


Furniture; Plastic


Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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