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Dr Glob

Stacking Chair
1988 (made)
Place of origin

Pink chair

Object details

Object type
TitleDr Glob (popular title)
Materials and techniques
Plastic and tubular aluminium
Brief description
Dr Glob stacking chair in pink, designed by Philippe Stark for Kartell. Milan, 1988.
Physical description
Pink chair
  • Height: 74cm
  • Width: 48cm
  • Depth: 45cm
Taken from register
Gallery label
'DR GLOB' STACKING CHAIRS 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)
Credit line
Given by the manufacturer
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Record createdFebruary 1, 2008
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