Since its launch eleven years ago, the Louis Ghost Chair by Philippe Starck has become an icon in contemporary design. Today, it is the one of the most popular design chairs in the world, having made its way into the homes of design aficionados, luxury hotel rooms, posh social events and even the MoMA collection. With sales in excess of $1.5 million worldwide (and that’s all for the authentic one–no knockoffs), who could argue that it’s one of the most wildly successful original pieces of furniture design ever. Who knew a piece plastic could be so popular!

Beautiful and Barely There

Starck has designed everything: from tape dispensers for Target to entire collections for luxury bath brands Duravit and Hansgrohe. In creating the Louis Ghost Chair, he has brilliantly used modern materials to reinvent a classic design. Using a single piece of translucent injection-molded polycarbonate, Stark created a piece that is both minimalist and elegant in form. This mix of old and new resulted in a modern classic that blends well in any space, with any style.

The Louis Ghost is perfect for modern and small living. Lucite furniture creates a barely-there effect that prevents a space from becoming visually crowded. If you have a desk in a space that’s not solely used as an office, this chair is both stylish and unobtrusive. Likewise, you can enjoy the benefit of additional seating in what would typically be a crowded dining or kitchen area. Glamorous and versatile, the Louis Ghost can be the perfect dressing table chair or just act as eye candy in your master bath. Both beautiful and functional, it would be hard not to find a space for this chair in any home.




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