A striking addition to the Dr. Glob Chair Collection, the Hi Glob Stool by Kartell rises to new heights. Resilient plastic materials comprise this comfortable, opaque seating solution. Stack several for simple storage option.
Dr. Glob arose from the idea of combining different materials to obtain a greater structural rigidity and an innovative design approach, played on the contrast between thickness and lightness. The texture, opacity, and thickness of the seat make Dr. Glob a true masterpiece of style. The seat is made with a special plastic compound that gives the chairs a warm and mellow, soft and opaque quality. The material used is batch-dyed to guarantee good resistance to abrasions, optimum product life and even outdoor usage. All versions of Dr. Glob chairs are stackable. The family comes in two different models: Dr. Glob, a seat with steel backrest which prolongs the structure of the rear support legs; Hi Glob, a stool in two different heights with steel backrest connected to the supporting structure, using the same material.
Founded by chemical engineer Giulio Castelli in 1949 in Binasco, Italy, the Kartell Company rose to prominence in the 1950s along with the growing international recognition of Italian design as a leading force following the Second World War. One of the original goals of the company was to replace the traditional glassware in science laboratories with plastic. Focused scientific analysis of the properties of plastic, combined with design creativity, gradually led to the production of stylish plastic goods for the home market.
In 1972, Kartell participated in the Italy: The New Domestic Landscape exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Many leading Italian designers in the second half of the 20th century have designed for Kartell, including Gae Aulenti (the Jumbo table of 1965), Achille and Pier Castiglione (lighting), Joe Columbo (the ABS stacking chair no. 4860), and Richard Sapper, who collaborated with Marco Zanuso on a range of colorful polyethylene children's chairs, which won a Compasso d'Oro in 1964.
In the 1980s, Kartell began hiring more designers whose names were already widely known, including the great French designer Philippe Starck (who designed a number of products for the company, including the tubular steel and plastic Dr Glob chair of 1988).
The Kartell Company has become synonymous with innovation, winning numerous awards throughout its 60-year history. Today, Kartell Italy utilizes a team of internationally acclaimed designers to produce accessible, unique designer household goods and furnishings on wish lists the world over.
Dimensions & Measurements
Dimensions: Kartell® Hi-Glob Stool
Regular: 18” W x 24 1/4” H x 18 3/4” D
Tall: 18” W x 38 1/4” H x 18 3/4” D