Collection by Patrick Sisson

Iconic Philippe Starck Designs

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A gregarious, whimsical and open-minded view on design animates Frenchman Philippe Starck, who has applied his singular style to literally thousands of projects, from hotel interiors and plastic housewares to wind turbines and even food.

Son of an aeronautical engineer, Starck started out creating nightclub interiors in the ‘70s, which caught the attention of President Francois Mitterand, who asked him to design a private residence at the Elysee Palace. Starck’s eye-catching work led to high-profile commissions for interiors and scores of consumer products for companies such as Alessi, Kartell and Vitra. A concern for accessibility and ecology, and the idea of democratizing design, unites his eclectic portfolio of work. “I have to fall in love with the client,” he says. “If you want beautiful children, the parents must be in love.”

Louis Ghost Chair -- Kartell (2002) This iconic seat shows Starck playing with form and material, recasting the royal...
Juicy Salif Lemon Squeezer -- Alessi (1990) Likely the only juicer displayed at MOMA, Starck’s aluminum tripod design...
Zik Headphones -- Parrot (2012) Audiophiles appreciate the sound quality and intuitive, motion-sensitive commands --...
Good Goods Catalogue -- La Redoute (1996) Starck’s sense of humor and ecological passion come through in this catalog...
Rosy Angelis Lamp -- Flos (1994) Starck’s sleek tripod lamp features a whisp of white fabric draped around the light...
Axor Starck Organix -- Hansgrohe (2012) Looking like a stainless steel vascular system, this stunning set of bathroom...
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Lagouile Knife -- Lagouile (1986) Starck’s reinterpretation of the pocket knife, produced by the artisan French firm,...
Hot Bertaa Kettle -- Alessi (1987) Presenting a bold, contemporary spin on a cup of tea, this kettle exudes Italian...
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