MISS DIOR – THE MEDALLION CHAIR BY PHILIPPE STARCK AT SALONE DEL MOBILE 2022

09.06.2022, Design News
 
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Picture courtesy of Till Janz

High technology and innovation for an exceptional savoir-faire.

A symbol of the Louis XVI style dear to Christian Dior is the Dior Medallion chair – Miss Dior now being reinterpreted by world-renowned creator Philippe Starck combining the fundamental savoir-faire of the House and the modern “passion du minimum”.
Strack has refined the structure of the seat seeking the absolute purity of silhouette, emphasized by the lightness of aluminum, also valued for its simplicity and durability. Made in northern Italy, in Brescia, Lombardy, this Miss Dior, transcends the boundaries of design excellence and craftsmanship.

The uniquely precise form is a result unique process requiring tremendous mastery of the material molding accuracy, polished by great attention to detail and no tolerance towards even the slightest imperfections. With longevity and timelessness as the core parameters of the piece, the Medallion Chair stands for elegant durability representing a rich historical heritage and a symbolic aura.

Picture courtesy of Adrien Dirand

The chair is available in two finishes – satinated or polished – as well as in four shades, evoking modernity, softness, technology or the sacred. And will be exhibited at the Salone del Mobile 2022, in Milan, from June 7 to 12, 2022. The immersive installation will be accompanied by an interplay of light, a musical composition created for Dior by Soundwalk Collective (Stephan Crasneanscki, Simone Merli) , based on a work by Erik Satie. A striking scenographic choreography will, as well unveil, one by one, each of the twenty – four Miss Dior chairs.

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