Gio Ponti Vs Philippe Starck
Gio Ponti's oh so famous Superleggera chairs surrounded my dining room table as a youngster and I loved those chairs. So crisply designed and truly light as can be. I still adore them. So I was feeling a bit protective of my old, dear friend Mr. Ponti when I saw the Object Perdu chair by Philippe Starck. Yes, there are differences in the number of cross supports in the base but that's because Starck's chair is made of steel tubing. The designs are strikingly similar and while many no mane furniture companies came out with a related design at the time, none were so similar as Starck's. I find it a bit disappointing that such a high profile designer would design such a similar copy of such a high profile chair. By the way, Ponti's chair is still in production. What do you think?