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Philippe Starck

PHILIPPE STARCK

Philippe Starck believes that creation must improve people’s lives. This notion pushes the designer in all of his pursuits, from designing everyday products like kitchen tools and lighting to grander projects like mega yachts and wind turbines. As an inventor, creator, architect, designer, and artistic director, Philippe Starck is a versatile artist who is focused on changing the world. Starck has completed thousands of projects, and has designed for renowned companies like Kartell, Flos, Magis, Baccarat, Vitra, Alessi, and many more. Starck was the first French man to be invited to speak at the TED conferences, and has been featured in various museum exhibitions including the Guggenheim and MoMa in New York. In the course of his celebrated design career, Starck has earned many awards and decorations.

Dr. Yes chair by Philippe Starck for Kartell

Dr. Yes Chair

Pros
The Dr. Yes is no shrinking violet; the bold, sweeping profile makes a big statement in any room. We love the contrast between the glossy exterior and matte interior, and the texture of the seat keeps your glutes glued.

Cons
It’s wiggly! The spindly, tapering legsgive the chair a fair amount of torque and swivel—–more than any other chair in our roundup. It’s also oddly tall: Despite the dip in the seat rim, shorter people’s legs will dangle.
 

Heritage Rocking Armchair

Rest assured, this Heritage Rocking Armchair from Emeco is built to last. Put through 77 separate steps to make sure it's sit-worthy, this modern classic was designed by Mr. Impossible himself, Philippe Starck. Rock on!

la marie kartell raw

La Marie Chair

Designed by Philippe Starck in 2002 / Polycarbonate mold

ylighting flos long hard

Long and Hard Suspension Light

New from Flos. This linear suspension light, designed by Philippe Starck, features a polished die-cast aluminum body with polycarbonate diffuser and steel suspension cables.

Mademoiselle Chair by Philippe Starck for Kartell

Mademoiselle Chair

The Mademoiselle Chair by Philippe Starck marries the iconic polycarbonate frame used in a number of Starck desigsn for Kartell with fabrics from notable Italian fashion houses like Missoni and Moschino. 

Masters Chair designed by Philippe Starck for Kartell

Masters Chair

For this versatile indoor/outdoor seat, Philippe Starck mined the silhouettes of the Arne Jacobsen Series 7, Eames Shell chair, and Saarinen Tulip armchair.

miss k philippe starck flos lamp

Miss K

Miss K has a plastic frame, an opaline, polycarbonate internal diffuser that resembles a chalice, and an aluminized shade. She takes a single 100-watt E27 bulb.

rayn sofa philippe starck dedon sofa modular

Rayn Sofa

The exuberant French designer may have been inspired by Surrealism, but his plush modular sofa is a practical choice for a covered terrace. 

starck organic faucet for axor

Starck Organic Faucet

Chrome is given a softer look in this streamlined fixture, which integrates handles into the faucet body. 

modern furniture design tech Magis Zartan Raw chair

Zartan Raw chair

Using a mixture of recycled polypropylene and natural wood fiber, the Italian manufacturer has made a stacking chair whose production is kinder to the environment.

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