Milan 2013: according to manufacturers Kartell, French designer Philippe Starck has used the world's largest single-piece injection moulding to create this family of furniture shown in Milan this week.
Philippe Starck cites nostalgia and sentimentality as his main influences for the collection: "My family of Kartell 'uncles and aunts' is the minimalist technological version of the armchairs and sofas where my uncles and aunts used to sit smoking their pipes or knitting by the fireplace in total peace and serenity."
"Times have changed and so has furniture, but our dreams are always the same," he adds.
Each member of the Aunts and Uncles series, for Italian brand Kartell, is made of polycarbonate and has been created using single-mould injection technology.
The furniture includes the Uncle Jack sofa, the Uncle Jim armchair, the Uncle Jo chair, the Aunt Jamy table and the Aunt Maggy console.
Each piece comes in a range of colours and the collection was shown at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile.
See all news and products from Milan 2013 or take a look at our interactive map featuring the highlights of the week's exhibitions, parties and talks.
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- Decanterlight by Lee Broom for the St…epney Green Design Collection
- Patricia Urquiola straps cushions to R…oll chair for Kettal
- Pauline van Dongen's Vigour cardigan s…enses how well its wearer is moving
- Les Ailes Noires by +tongtong
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