Bubble Club Sofa
Bubble Club is the industrial sofa in which rotational moulding technology has enabled Kartell to mass produce. A large two-seater sofa, characterised by the soft line of the armrests which contrast with the more rational line of the backrest; an essential silhouette, reminiscent of grandma's sofa. Bubble Club joins the armchair and occasional table, made in the same finishes and colours, to become a real family, an "industrial lounge" for furnishing a garden, a poolside or a terrace.
The Bubble Club Collection
World-renowned designer, Philippe Starck, collaborated with Kartell to produce an award-winning collection now found in countries across the world. Kartell is known for its technology and innovation in the world of plastics and design. When combined with Starck's creative genius, the Bubble Club collection was created, featuring the Bubble Club Sofa, Bubble Club Chair, and Bubble Club Side Table. The collaboration originally began with the Club Chair, which was awarded Italy's most prestigious design award, the Compasso d'Oro in 2001. This recognition proved that Kartell and Starck were on to something.
Using the unique material, polyethylene, for the Club Sofa's construction, Kartell ensures not only a beautiful piece of industrial creation, but the light plastic also allows the sofa to mask its durable strength and resistance to abrasion and weather. The scratch-resistant, fade-resistant, and weather-resistant Club Collection is a perfect combination for indoor as well as outdoor furniture. Customers who have purchased and enjoyed the Bubble Club Sofa have come back to Kartell to add to their Bubble Club family, oftentimes creating an outdoor family space on a patio overlooking the pool, or adding comfort to an office lounge, providing sleek lines to a sophisticated workforce.
Whether you're in the market for one piece or several, the Bubble Club collection is a solid choice and endorsement that you value industrial design, comfort, and lasting durability from a company that embraces an ever-changing society. Buy from Kartell's Bubble Club collection today, and start your own Bubble Club family.PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS
- Designed by Philippe Starck
- Dimensions: 31.5" h x 77" w x 30.3" d
- Suitable for indoor and outdoor use
About the Manufacturer
Creativity and technology, glamour and functionality, quality and innovation: a combination of extraordinary factors together with a strategic vision of distribution has contributed to the lasting success of Kartell. By cultural and entrepreneurial choice, since its origins in 1949 the Italian manufacturer has chosen to characterize itself as the market leader in the production of designers articles which use technology and plastic materials. This choice requires a great understanding of materials and transformation technology. A leader in furniture design, Kartell addresses an international audience with a collection unique in originality, variety, size, and range.
Contrary to the common idea, products in plastic materials are highly ecological for the reason that they can be recycled (with the exception of polyurethane, little used in Kartell seating). In addition, the use of plastics reduces the need for living plants, such as trees, which are costly and take years to replace. In order to simplify the recycling process, the various components of Kartell furniture can be easily separated and reduced to elements made of one single material. Moreover, the plastic parts of each product carry, clearly printed, an identification mark to determine the correct classification of the seven different kinds of plastic and their effective recycling.
Dimensions & Measurements
Smooth batch-dyed polypropylene
Overall: 31.5" h x 77" w x 30.3" d
Seat height: 17.75"
Arm height: 27.25"
- Designed by Philippe Starck
- Durable, all-plastic construction
- Dimensions: 31.5" h x 77" w x 30.3" d
- Perfect for outdoor use
Designed by Philippe Starck
Few designers have had an impact across the world of design like Philippe Starck. Winner of the 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award from The Designer magazine, Starck's most famous furniture pieces include the Ghost Chair series, the Bubble Club group, and the Ero S Chair. From modern furniture, restaurant interiors, to architecture, the French icon has made lasting impressions to all those exposed to his work. However, his most significant designs have been in the world of staggeringly original mass produced consumer goods, which have been sold in stores like Target across the United States. In addition to his mass-produced furniture, some of Starck's more notable projects have included designing the Optical Mouse for Microsoft, the interior of former French President Francois Mitterand's private apartment, and the Paramount Hotel in New York.
The son of an inventor and engineer, Philippe Starck is gifted with an imaginative mind. Starck combines this creativity with his architecture and design background to ensure every project he is involved with betters the world around him. Starck not only talks about improving the world we live in, but he lives out these beliefs in his everyday actions. Founder of an organic food company, Starck has begun designing affordable wind turbines for the homes of everyday people. His next green endeavors will include hydrogen vehicles and solar-powered boats.
Kartell's Bubble Club follows the design of the Bubble Club Sofa, which won Italy's most notable design award, the Compasso d'Oro, in 2001. The Bubble Club Chair has been found in modern living rooms, waiting rooms, patios, decks, and lounges around the world. More notably, the Bubble Club Chair is a regular on the television series Boston Legal, where characters Denny Crane and Alan Shore regularly end each episode sitting in two Club Chairs on Crane's balcony. Because the Club Chair is scratch resistant, weatherproof, and resistant to UV rays, this balcony setting makes a perfect environment for the Bubble Club collection.
Embrace the modern industrial design of the Bubble Club collection. Buy the Bubble Club Chair today and experience innovation at its best.
Care & Maintenance
Simple care is needed for the maintenance of Kartell products to retain the original features of the materials.
Cleaning Use a soft damp cloth with soap or a liquid detergent, preferably diluted with water. Do not use acetone, trichloroethylene, ammonia or other corrosive plastic cleaners. Avoid ethyl alcohol, which dulls the surface. We recommend always using a damp cloth to prevent plastic surfaces from becoming charged with static electricity which attracts dust. Also avoid abrasive solvents, cleaning powders and creams, steel wool or rough sponge cloths.
Use Do not drag objects across the plastic surface, even if it has a scratch resistant finish, since sharp objects can damage the plastic just as they would damage wood or metal. Do not place very hot plates or pots directly on the surface, but always use a cloth or trivet.
Cleaning As with plastic surfaces, use a soft damp cloth. Do not use alcohol or other spot removers. For a deeper cleaning use a little nonabrasive liquid detergent and wipe in the direction of the wood grain. Dry the surface well with a soft cloth. Never use acetone, trichloroethylene or
Use Moisture in wood can cause swelling which is normal in a natural material. Our woods hold up well under normal temperature and humidity conditions. Slight color variations from one piece of wood to another are normal and these tend to disappear with time. Wood can change color over time. To delay this, it is best to avoid placing it in direct sunlight.
Cleaning Normal soil on a steel or aluminum surface, whether natural or painted, should be removed with luke-warm water and a liquid household cleaner using a soft cloth or chamois. Never use cleaning powders, abrasive or steel wool pads, which can cause scratching, or liquid
detergents that contain chlorine or its derivatives such as bleach or muriatic acid.
Use Avoid spilling grapefruit juice, cola, salt and coffee on metal surfaces. These can cause indelible stains. To remove black marks on aluminum chair legs, products especially made for steel finishes or non-abrasive car polishes are recommended.
Kartell uses different kinds of covers, for each one you may find the appropriate cleaning and usage instructions within the instruction card enclosed in the packaging.
Kartell US Inc. offers a plastic cleaner kit. Please contact costumer service for more information.