Starck was first asked to reinterpret the Medallion chair for the 2022 edition of the Salone del Mobile. The French designer made a paragon of Louis XVI style – so dear to Christian Dior – into a tribute to femininity, and in doing so he dreamed up the Miss Dior chair imbued with sophisticated elegance. For this year’s Salone del Mobile, Starck continues to reinvent the iconic Medallion chair as an homage to the emblematic figure of Monsieur Dior.
“After Miss Dior, it was natural to expand the family,” says Stark “ The duo of creations, the Miss Dior Sweet chair and the Monsieur Dior armchair, are perfectly balanced through these essential, existential notions of gravity and lightness, of yin and yang. Miss Dior and Monsieur Dior, Catherine and Christian Dior, the sister and the brother, the chair and the armchair, is the story of a sublime complementary duality.” Available in a range of materials and colours, from polished or lacquered aluminium to fluorescent orange toile de Jouy, the exceptional pieces have been made in Italy and are accompanied by “little brothers and sisters, such as various tables of different sizes, and stools, all of which are extremely elegant.”
The new Dior by Starck collection will be available in selected Dior boutiques from 2024. To pre-view the collection schedule your visit to Palazzo Citterio, reserve your time slot via the Dior website now. Upon arrival, visitors will be greeted by a guide who will reveal details of the collaboration. They will also be invited to scan a QR code to access content that will allow exclusive access to the world of Dior Maison.