Philippe Starck

This entry was posted on 22nd June 2013

Phillipe-Starck

The former enfant terrible of design, known for his eccentric and confrontational style has worked both in interior design and product design during his 44-year career. There is very little he won’t turn his hand to, creating everything from door knobs to motor bikes. While his extensive list of clients includes such big names as Eurostar, Asahi, Apple, Microsoft, LaCie and Virgin.

Alessi-Philippe-Starck-Juicy

Starck likes to find new approaches to familiar objects to create something that is both sculptural and functional. So it’s as good to look at, as it is to use. His iconic juicer, Juicy Salif, which he designed for Alessi in 1990, has achieved cult status and is still a big seller. You can see a wide selection of his latest product designs on his website here: http://www.starck.com/en/design/ Starck gives as much consideration to the materials he uses as the form his designs will take. Often one influences the other. A recent example is the Louis Ghost Chair that he designed for Kartell. He adapted the familiar shape of a classic chair but rendered it in a tough clear polycarbonate so that it almost isn’t there at all. His refit of the Royalton Hotel in New York is often credited with transforming the hotel industry and establishing the fashion for boutique hotels with distinctive, unique rooms. Now in his 64th year Starck shows no signs of slowing down. As creative head of his own firm he still extends his signature designs across a whole range of products and industries. From headphones to hard drives and restaurants to luxury yachts. Find out more: http://www.starck.com

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