Uncle Jack & Uncle Jim
Uncle Jack & Uncle Jim by Kartell, the revolutionary single mould transparent polycarbonate sofa & chair signed by Philippe Starck. It comes in transparent crystal in a single block. Polycarbonate plastic possesses unique characteristics. It is transparent like glass, has a soft surface and allows manufacturing of products with high rigidity and long durability.
The consistent advancement of shaping through polycarbonate injection-moulding technology made the Uncle Jack sofa emerge as a piece of furniture with a fascinating new aesthetic. The sofa is 190 cm long and made from a single block of polycarbonate weighing 30 kg. It thus already stands out through its dimensions.
At the same time, the translucent material and gently curved shape lend it a floating appearance. The visual lightness of Uncle Jack is further enhanced by the fact that the innovative approach to manufacturing enables the creation of surfaces without visible seams or joins. This is how this piece of furniture takes on the look of being made from a single mould.
Standing alone or in combination with a matched armchair, it enhances almost any interior with its presence. The Uncle Jack sofa is weather-resistant and thus can easily be used in exterior settings. Alongside a crystal colour, it is also available in black and white, challenging beholders with their enticing interplay of environmental light.
“The Uncle Jack sofa fascinates with flowing lines and polycarbonate reaching a new level of expressivity. Applying a spectacular advancement of injection-moulding technology to furniture manufacturing, the sofa has adopted an appearance of a self-enclosed unity without discernible seams or joins. It adopts a fresh and sculptural appearance with a projecting, well-proportioned design that is not only functional but also lends itself to use in different environments.” – Statement by the jury / Red Dot Design Award
Kartell presents Uncle Jack, the revolutionary single mould transparent polycarbonate sofa signed by Philippe Starck. It comes in five different colours – crystal, orange, blue, smoke and green – and is 190 cm long in a single block weighing 30 kg. Uncle Jack is the most daring example in the world of injection moulding technology.
The Uncle collection designed by Philippe Starck adds the Uncle Jim armchair, which also comes in five different shades – crystal, blue, orange, green and smoke. The armchair echoes the lines and sinuosity of Uncle Jack and lends itself to broad range of furnishing needs.
Suitable for indoor and outdoor usage, the sofa can effortlessly withstand outdoor conditions or easily enhance any indoor arrangement with its highly versatile design. Whether indoor or outdoor, the sofa makes for a fun and unique addition to any set up. Pair this with the Uncle Jim Armchair for an unparalleled arrangement.
Name: Uncle Jack & Uncle Jim
Type: Furniture Collection, Outdoor Furniture
Materials: Smooth batch-dyed polycarbonate
Materials Combination: Polyethylene / Plastic / Fiberglass + Color
- Uncle Jack – H: 98cm; W: 190cm; D: 85cm, Seat Height : 35cm, Arm Height : 58cm
- Uncle Jim – H: 103cm; W: 72cm; D: 68cm, Seat Height : 43cm, Arm Height : 60cm
Colors: Mix / Multi Color – Five different colours – crystal, orange, blue, smoke and green