“Some have been looking for the perfect sheath dress all their lives; I, on the other hand, have always dreamed of the perfect chair. This icon of perfection clearly exists in our collective subconscious, in the form of the Louis XVI Medallion chair and its magical oval, one of the symbols of the Maison Dior. Everything has always led me back to this chair.” — Philippe Starck, designer.
Maison Dior and Philippe Starck join forces to reinvent the iconic Christian Dior’s Medallion Chair into an ultra-refined silhouette a tribute to a certain kind of femininity, imbued with bold elegance.
Philippe Starck made his name making everyday objects extraordinary, but the French designer and architect who believes in the dematerialization of modern life will soon make such talents redundant.
Driven by a “passion du minimum,” Starck 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, which values the nobility and durability, as well as its precious simplicity.
As Philippe Starck claims “a quest for perfection fueled by the aspiration to create an eternal chair, an emblem of longevity.”
The project is part of the Dior By Starck exhibition happening during the Milan Design Week.
Unlike a typical Medallion Chair, Philippe Starck’s reinterpretation is more fluid, its legs and arms seem impossibly thin, appearing as stranded filaments.
These qualities along with the singular materiality and softened corners render the chair ultra-minimalistic.
The Miss Dior chair appears in galvanized metallic finishes including pink copper, black chromium, and gold, available in satinated or polished versions.
Project: Miss Dior, the Dior Medallion Chair
Designer: Philippe Starck
Client: Dior Maison SE