Gibraltar Furniture Welcomes Philippe Starck

Sensual.  Clever.  Functional.  These are the elements that define the work of designer Philippe Starck.  In 1984, Starck joined forces with Gerard Mialet to form xO, a “joyful, fun, and provocative” line of chairs, stools, tables, and accessories, which are now available through Gibraltar Furniture.

Philippe Starck and L'Oreille Qui Voit, a collection of mirrors shaped like the human ear in reference to Dali's soft watches

Inspired by his father who worked as an aircraft designer, Starck spent his childhood under his father’s drawing boards, sawing, cutting, gluing, and sanding, dismantling bikes, motorcycles and other objects. After attending the Ecole Nissim de Camondo in Paris, he went on to create pieces for Paris night clubs, the Elysée Palace, and numerous hotel interiors all over the world. Today, Philippe Starck may be the most famous and prolific designer alive. His desire for transgression and challenge of aesthetic and cultural provocation leads him to transform our lamps, door handles, cutlery, kettles, vases, clocks, scooters, motorcycles, desks, beds, taps, toothbrushes, baths, toilets… in short, our whole life.

Bubu 1er: The most versatile of all stools that does not take itself seriously. A universal container, a laundry basket, an ice bucket, a small pedestal table, a tooth crown... it's up to you to invent the rest!

With his line xO, Starck seeks to surprise and melt contraries: to issue popular products designed by the greatest designers of the world, to use plastic to manufacture luxurious pieces of furniture, to be the one international design house in France to work hand-in-hand with Asia and the USA. 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 the Z Stool by Rashid, are clever, versatile, and distinctively xO.

Bite Me: Karim Rashid's first collaboration with xO. Equally perfect for homes and public use, Bite Me blend comfort and a light, practical design by making best use of polyethylene worked with the rotational mould technique.

Gibraltar Furniture features the xO line and is now offering free shipping.

Couture features the clean, rounded lines that define Philippe Starck. It stands as proof that the worlds of design and fashion are not too distant, and can be combined with success.

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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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.”