Philippe Starck’s xO Debuts at Gibraltar Furniture

Gibraltar Furniture presents xO, the glamorous, yet functional line by designer Philippe Starck and Gerard Mialet.  xO seeks to cross the line by combining forms that do not seem to go together only to discover that, in fact, they do.  With spirits high, rising stars Starck and Mialet decided to create this new design house in 1984. Starck explains that “To make a beautiful baby, parents have to be in love.”  xO is definitely a love affair.

Slick Slick is the essence of a chair. It is the combination of elegance and intelligence. The advanced technology of gas-assisted injection results in a chair that is light yet strong.

This line is defined by the elegance, functionality, and humor that we have come to expect from Starck. A furniture aficionado haven, xO features chairs, stools, tables and accessories, including ashtrays, dumbbells, box office sets, and mini versions of popular pieces. More iconic pieces come in the shape of a tooth (The Tooth), a Buddhist monk (The Bonze), and a rocking chair (Dadada – a take on French baby talk meaning “riding a horse”).  “We are never too serious or conventional. The brand is joyful, fun, a bit provocative,” says CEO Gilles Mangin. “With xO, one can expect the unexpected!”

Ceci N'est Pas Une Brouette: No, this is not a wheelbarrow, but an arm chair and tribute to Man Ray and surrealism.

Many xO items are pieces that Starck designed for specific locations including the Royalton stool, which was created for the New York hotel of the same name as well as the Peninsula chair, featured in the Felix restaurant at The Peninsula Hong Kong hotel.  xO also features original pieces designed by Karim Rashid, Patrick Jouin, Christian Ghion, and Eugeni Quitllet.  These new pieces, including the Bite Me chair and Z Stool by Rashid, are clever, versatile, and distinctively xO.

Z Stool: Karim Rashid's dynamic forms come alive from every angle. It serves as bar stool or table, indoors as well at outdoors. Made from easy-care polypropylene.

A Google™ search indicates that one of the foremost sites for high end furniture at wholesale prices is Gibraltar. “This West coast internet pioneer features retro, modern, and post-modern furnishings at rock bottom prices. Gibraltar offers an exceptional array of wholesale, architectural, modern, high quality items at factory direct discount prices. Gibraltar Furniture is one of the leaders in the world of Internet modern architectural products. Gibraltar sells furniture manufactured in Italy, Asia, and the USA and all sales are tax free outside of California.  Gibraltar Furniture is proud to be a #1 wholesaler for Ameico, modern classics, Barcelona, and huge selection in modern furniture such as modern outdoor furniture, modern lighting, modern office furniture, and much more. Browse our huge selection of modern furniture below. We have everything from premium designer executive chairs to green sustainable furniture. Gibraltar Furniture has been in business for 50 years.

Yahoo News reports that Gibraltar Furniture has “The best prices, models, and service of any site on the Internet.”  This Beverly Hills 90210 store is nirvana for people who want Bauhaus, art deco, modern, mid century, or designer furniture at wholesale prices.”

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