The Masters Chair at Italmoda
Italmoda in Royal Oak is an Italian contemporary furniture store that features a showroom filled with must-haves. But when I asked owners Bill Bahoora and Sharon Carlile to select an item for The Social D’s “I’ve Gotta Have It,” they both knew right away – the Kartell Masters Chair.
The Masters chair is a powerful tribute to the three-chair symbol, re-read and re-interpreted by the creative genius, Phillipe Starck. The “Series 7” by Arne Jacobsen, the “Tulip Armchair” by Eero Saarinen and the “Eiffel Chair” by Charles Eames interweave their unmistakable silhouettes into a sinuous hybrid giving life to a fusion of original and engaging styles.
“More simply, it’s the go-to chair of the year,” explains Carlile. “It goes with everything. It’s stackable and works indoors as well as outdoors. It comes in several great colors, it’s plastic and it has a great price point. What more can you ask?”
On its four slim legs, the Masters chair is roomy and comfortable. The special finishing on the chair makes it feel sensual and velvety to the touch. The back of the chair is naturally its most distinctive feature characterized by the fullness and empty spaces created by the curvaceous criss-crossing lines of three different backs which descend to meet together at the seat edge.
The Masters chair, which was honored with the prestigious “2010 Good Design Award” presented by the Chicago Athenaeum-Museum of Architecture and Design, costs $270.
32968 Woodward Ave,
Royal Oak, MI, 48073