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Passion Armchair

c. 2007/2016

by Philippe Starck
for Cassina

Passion Armchair

by Philippe Starck
for  Cassina

or Call to Order

The Passion armchair by Philippe Starck exem­plifes Cassina’s inno­v­a­tive approach to furni­ture: harness­ing design acumen and impec­ca­ble construc­tion skills to address day-to-day func­tion­al­i­ties and bring forth a mature and eclec­tic piece that fits any setting, whether domes­tic or corpo­rate. The Passion collec­tion, orig­i­nally avail­able only with a four-spoke base in wood or steel, is now comple­mented by two new versions, both of which feature an aluminium base, with either a four- spoke or petal-shaped swivel mech­a­nism. The futur­is­tic-looking nylon seat, rendered possi­ble thanks to state-of-the-art manu­fac­tur­ing processes, is uphol­stered in leather, either smooth or capi­tonné, the latter trade­marked, follows the lines of the chair as would a bespoke tailored garment. Passion rein­ter­prets the construc­tion and details of the Starck’s Caprice chair with a welcom­ing and comfortable profile. 

Philippe Starck

France (1949)

Philippe Starck has a mission and a vision: creation, whatever shape it takes, must make life better for the largest number of people possible. Starck believes this highly poetic, political, rebellious, benevolent, pragmatic and subversive duty must be borne by all and he resumes it with the humor that has accompanied his approach since the earliest days. Despite his thousands of projects - completed or in the making - he remains committed to never forgetting the essential.

Starck possesses an anticipatory concern for environmental implications. His profound comprehension of contemporary mutations, his enthusiasm for imagining new lifestyles, his determination to change the world, his devotion to a positive reduction, his love of ideas, his desire to defend the intelligence of usefulness - and the usefulness of intelligence - have accompanied one iconic creation after the other. His technological miracles are vectors of democratic ecology, focused on action and a respect for the future of both humans and nature. Predicting the phenomena of convergence and dematerialization, Philippe Starck has always devised objects that demand the most from the least.

Philippe Starck is all of the above, but above all, he is a man of honesty, in the purest tradition of the Renaissance artists.

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