Lou Read is an exquisite handcrafted armchair designer by Philippe Starck and Eugeni Quitllet and fabricated by Domeau&Pérès for the Royal Monceau Hotel in Paris. Watch it being made in this video by Sébastien Jousse:
Update November 30, 2011
I’ve altered the title of this post as a representative of Domeau & Pérès has informed me that the Royal Monceau Hotel chairs are not the same as the Lou Read chairs. Domeau & Pérès have been working closely together with Philippe Starck Studio to develop this chair for the Royal Monceau Hotel.
Thereafter the further development of the chair has been licensed to Driade who have coined the chair Lou Read. Interesting! Especially since one of the most influential blogs Designboom doesn’t seem to make the distinction between the two editions. Furthermore it is interesting the Driade website doesn’t seem to mention this particular chair although I have seen it in their Milan showroom in September 2011 and could only take this photo through the window:
Last edited by Guido J. van den Elshout on November 30, 2011 at 1:58 PM