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For the 2022 edition of Salone del Mobile in Milan, Dior invited Philippe Starck to reimagine the iconic Dior Medallion chair.
June 6, 2022 - June 12, 2022
This week in Milan, for the 60th edition of Salone del Mobile, Dior invited Philippe Starck to conceive in his style a new take on its Medallion chair—a house icon that was originally inspired by a Louis XVI-style dining chair. Starck’s first project with the house, the renowned architect and designer employed his love for simplicity when conceiving this boldly effeminate piece of furniture, which he fittingly deemed Miss Dior.
Crafted with both function and aesthetic in mind, Starck captured the purity of the Medallion’s form with its smooth oval back and rounded seat made from lightweight aluminum and presented in several colorways—like a glossy chrome, pink copper, and a true aluminum hue, with the additional options for satinated or polished finishes. The Miss Dior Medallion at once captures an essence of modernity and timelessness, offering design options for a memorable one-armed silhouette as well as a classic two-armed and a variation without any armrests.
For its introduction to the design world, Starck’s Miss Dior Medallion chair was presented in a cinematic activation combining a choreography of lights and a staged setting that suggests the chair is more a functional work of art than an object. Visitors in Milan will find the impactful installation viewable at the Palazzo Citterio through June 12, timed with the run of the design fair.
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