02.06.22 - Design


The Story of an Icon Reinvented

“Some have searched all their lives for the little black dress, I have always dreamed of the perfect little chair.This icon of perfection clearly exists in our collective unconscious, in the form of the Louis XVI Medallion chairand its magic oval, which is one of the symbols of the House of Dior. Everything has always brought me backto this chair.When Dior asked me to work on this model, I had a feeling of squaring the circle, of completing a cycle.For the first time, I could work on the origin of this iconic symbol, the origin of the myth.” Ph.S

On the occasion of the Salone del Mobile 2022 in Milan, Dior Maison is joining forces with Philippe Starckfor the first time and has invited him to reinterpret the Medallion chair. A symbol of the Louis XVI style, dearto Christian Dior.

The internationally renowned creator, famous for his visionary and poetic works, combines the fundamentals of the House with a savoir-faire pushing back the limits of excellence. For Dior, he dreamed up a version called Miss Dior, a tribute to a certain kind of femininity, imbued with bold elegance. Driven by a “passion du minimum”, he has refined the structure of the famous seat to the extreme, seeking the absolute purity of its silhouette, emphasized even more by the lightness of aluminum, of which Philippe Starck values the nobility and durability, as well as its precious simplicity.

More information on : www.dior.com

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