5 December 2013
La Marie, a neutral name for discretion incarnated as a chair. Its form is elusive, the dematerialized figure of an object in space. It’s there, but it also lets us see what is around it, without obscuring our vision, like an ectoplasmic presence. And yet, at the same time, it stands out. Philippe Starck likes to mull over archetypes, over those forms that seem trapped in our thought in an unconscious manner, as if left over from previous centuries. La Marie is more than a chair: it is the basic idea of one. Playing with the total transparence of polycarbonate, it is possible to turn the material into a pure beam of light that is solidified to support a body that appears to be suspended in space. And like light, it can also be tinged with color. Manufacturer: Kartell.