These houses will serve as showcases to present important pieces of designer plastic furniture:
The prototype of the Boomerang desk (1969) by Maurice Calka (1921-1999) in its ‘Grand PDG’ version with integrated seat. Aerospace inflatable seats in orange or blue plastic, by Quasar Khanh (1934-2016), Philippe Starck’s soul father and mentor of plastic design guru
Benoît Ramognino, better known as Ben, who has brought out an absorbing biography of this incredibly imaginative inventor. Ben will be launching his book at the Friche de l’Escalette on 23 June. (Quasar Khanh designer visionnaire, in collaboration with Marc Mineray, Fabrice Peltier, Benjamin Chelly, publisher Albin Michel).
Several brightly coloured biomorphic shapes will round out the set, of which the Baby molar chair (1971) by Wendell Castle and the ergonomic Tomato divan by Eero Aarnio (1971).