by Philippe Starck
The 'bucket seat' Costes, which has become a classic, was the definite confirmation of the success of the career of Philippe Starck. The owner of cafe Costes discovered Starck in 1984 and asked him to re-design the interior of the cafe completely. And an intrinsic part of the interior designed by Starck was this three-legged chair. As a consequence, not only did Starck make his name, bur cafe Costes also became a hit. The cafe shut its doors to the public in 1994, but the success story continues. In 1990 alone, 400.000 chairs had been produced by Driade. Apparently, the reason why Costes only has three legs is to give the staff of the cafe more room to manoeuvre.