Barbie’s 50th Anniversary x Kartell
Which girl – or boy (maybe) – hasn’t grown up with Barbie dolls? Every girl has owned at least one. Barbara Millicent Roberts has come a long way from when she was born on March 9, 1959. Among a long list of professions under her belt, she has become teacher, astronaut, NASCAR racer and even a doctor, to name a few. It’s now 2009 and the Barbie brand is still going strong 50 years on.
JUICE found the illest way to show your love for Barbie and still pass it off as cool. One of the reasons why Barbie has lasted so long is because of the way Barbie has been marketed. For this instance, for Barbie’s 50th birthday well known brand, Kartell (not the record company) brand has introduced a Barbie version of its infamous ‘Louis Ghost Chair’ and the “mini-me” version, the ‘Lou Lou’ and that is a big deal.
The Louis Ghost chair was designed for Kartell in 2002 by world renowned product designer, Phillipe Starck. On the other hand, the Lou Lou chair was also designed after the relentless success of the Louis Ghost Chair, he created a baby version. Why this chair is also famous and pricey is because it is made from a single mould – so if your Ghost chair has seams, or looks like different parts of the chair is joined together, then it is probably a fake. No surprises there, these chairs are so popular that counterfeits are commonplace.
Now you can own these original limited edition chairs at Space Furniture, with the ‘Louis Ghost’ chair retailed at RM1,380 and the ‘Lou Lou’ Ghost Chair at RM520, or RM1,680 for a pair.
Space Furniture is located at 65, Jalan Maarof, Bangsar Baru, KL. Check out spacefurniture.com for more information.