Philippe Starck + Glas Italia: Design Dematerialized

The French designer talks about his new projects: Marlene, Mari Cristal and Lady Hio

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Philippe Starck + Glas Italia: Design Dematerialized
18/04/2019 - Philippe Starck returns to his experimentation with Glas Italia’s crystal. The three new projects presented at Salone del Mobile – the Marlene mirror and the tables Mari Cristal and Lady Hio – take full advantage of the brand’s technological know-how.
Following the transparencies and layered colors of the Boxinbox collection presented in 2015, Starck explores and highlights the properties of the material through unexpected production processes and sensorial juxtapositions.
 
 
Mari Cristal is not just a dining table, it is part of the preparation towards dematerialization. ‘The intelligent part of human production goes to dematerialization. Everything will disappear. We do not yet know how to make a table disappear, so we have to make it invisible’, states Philippe Starck.
Mari Cristal

Mari Cristal

Mari Cristal is available with the top in 12mm tempered transparent extra-light glass or with a special and rare finish which, depending on the angle, changes the perception of the glass. It is also available in a laminated 6+6mm glass in unique transparent colors: light pink, light grey or light yellow. The base is composed of two trestles available in mirror-polished stainless steel or painted in a satin bronze finish. These are joined by a beam in 19+19mm laminated extra-light glass, available in a neutral transparent finish or in the unique transparent colored finishes to match the top.
Marlene

Marlene

Marlene mirror is the very expression of both a real and phantasmagoric vision of oneself’. Marlene wall mirror is created using precise molding, polishing and hand-craft techniques. Philippe Starck with Sergio Schito imagined a mirror that provides not only a true reflection, but with its curved surfaces, an unexpected fantasy image is also reflected. The mirror is available in pink, white or silver.
Lady Hio

Lady Hio

Lady Hio, created in 2014 by Philippe Starck with Sergio Schito for Glas Italia is an ‘almost impossible to create table. When human know-how and technology create a miracle, glass becomes graceful poetry’.
With a beveled edge top in either 15mm transparent extra-light glass or in laminated 8+8 mm thick glass, Lady Hio is available with several finishes: transparent colored glass, glossy colored glass and matt colored glass. For the Salone del Mobile 2019, the table legs, cylindrical and tapered, are now available in Nero Marquina or in Arabesque white grey veined marble; they are fixed to the top and rest on the floor with brushed aluminum, anodized gold, rose copper, bronze or nickel joints.


GLAS ITALIA on ARCHIPRODUCTSGlas Italia @ Salone del Mobile_photo by Archiproducts

Glas Italia @ Salone del Mobile_photo by Archiproducts

Glas Italia @ Salone del Mobile_photo by Archiproducts

Glas Italia @ Salone del Mobile_photo by Archiproducts

Mari Cristal

Mari Cristal

Marlene

Marlene

Lady Hio

Lady Hio

Mari Cristal

Mari Cristal

Mari Cristal

Mari Cristal

Mari Cristal

Mari Cristal

Marlene

Marlene

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