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Kartell, sofa Uncle Jack

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esigned in 2014 by Philippe Starck, the ethereal Uncle Jack sofa was awarded the coveted 2016 Red Dot: Best of the Best. Uncle Jack’s strong suit is its smart see-through silhouette.

 

What is it? Uncle Jack by Kartell is a sofa in clear polycarbonate.  

What is special about it? Uncle Jack is a characterful piece, even if it’s entirely see-through (upmost form of mystery for a piece of furniture). Uncle Jack has a firm frame, yet its “hugging” silhouette is extremely comfy. Plus, this sofa is such a sassy eclectic piece that it’ll look cool even on your little balcony.

How is it made? Uncle Jack is in injection moulded clear polycarbonate. Available in smoky-grey or crystal, you can pair it up with Uncle Jim armchair, suitable for indoors and out.

Who is it by? Starting young, Philippe Starck is the real prodigy of the design industry. Now at the top of his game, Philippe Starck is possibly one of the most eclectic designers around, always ready to amaze us. With him, technique and style go hand in hand: all of his designs (from the Olympic torch to the lemon squeezer, from the interiors of the Elysium to the limited edition Renault minivan) bring together good taste and sense of fun, as well meeting people’s effective needs.

We have chosen it because… During the hot summer months, Uncle Jack will be perfect for your balcony or patio. This is because it has a fresh young vibe, plus aesthetics which suit a thousand different styles and decors.

 

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