Usually, a chair does not connotate rock and roll. However, a chair at Salone del Mobile (the Fashion Week of furniture) created by design powerhouse Philippe Starck in tandem with multi-talented powerhouse Lenny Kravitz, which also happens to be covered in exotic finishes like python and fur, can be pretty darn electric. Yesterday industry standard-bearer Kartell revealed its KARTELL GOES ROCK collection, which paired up Starck and Kravitz to create a set of wild, totally luxe seating which is based on Starck's iconic Mademoiselle chair.
Strangely, design is not new for the multitalented Kravitz, who — aside from being a musician, our favorite Hunger Games character Cinna, and dad to our girl Zoë — has whet his designer's whistle here in Miami. He conceived of the now-defunct but gorgeously executed Florida Room at the Hotel Delano and even built a super high-end and sought-after music studio at the Setai Hotel, all through his fledgling creative company, Kravitz Design. However, this is the first time you can actually buy something Lenny's produced—though the price has not been released.
While the fur-lined chairs might not exactly jive with Miami's heat, the python numbers and raffia-swathed sitters would be right at home in any Miami Beach casa. Here's a mini-prediction: Lenny Kravitz, next Art Basel star? Hey, the odds are ever in his favor.
Photos: Courtesy of Kartell