Bonze is in the tradition of Starck’s playful and artistic products, with a reference to the 1930’s surrealist period. After having explored the stool under different technologies, moulded in polypropylene, moulded in lacquered ABS, rotation moulded, today XO explores ceramic materials but not any ceramic, a luxury ceramic, a ceramic in gold.
The face of a Buddha, a portrait of Lorenzo de’ Medici, a watcher in the night, awoken double of the Sleeping Muse by Brancusi, a stool, a coffee table. Bonze is everything of the above at the same time.
Retailing at approximately 500-600 euros it may be a little out of most people’s price range. For the savvy design fan though it is in situ in numerous bars and clubs across the globe – if you have spotted one do let me know!Follow @ispyer