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Philippe Starck



“This is a revolution, the less possible, almost nothing, totally transparent, totally invisible around a vortex, around this miracle. This miracle issued from the mix of fluids - air, water – and from the great forces that drive us, and which every day, becomes in front of our eyes, a sculpture of mercury, except that it is not mercury, except that it is not a sculpture, it is the Truth of Life. " Ph. S.

Master Chairs, Kartell (2009)

“We weren’t born just today. There have been masters before us. Masters chair bring to mind the lines of three great masters and three great masterpieces. Putting them all together, they create a new product, a new project, like a reflection of our new society.” Ph.S

K Tribe, FLOS (2007)

Juicy Salif, Alessi (1990)

Perched on its long legs, Juicy Salif will only bite your lemons. Mysterious, we can't say if it is gentleman or vampire. But like us, you will be charmed and amazed by its presence and its physique.

ARA, FLOS (1988)

“Subversive, ethical, ecological, political, fun: this is how I see my duty as a creator.”  — Philippe Starck.

Despite his thousands of projects - completed or in the making - his global fame and his tireless protean inventiveness, never forget the essential. Philippe Starck has a mission and a vision: creation, whatever shape it takes, must make life better for the largest number of people possible. Starck believes this highly poetic, political, rebellious, benevolent, pragmatic and subversive duty must be borne by all and he resumes it with the humour that has accompanied his approach since the earliest days: “No one is forced to be a genius, but everyone has to take part.”

His anticipatory concern for environmental implications, his profound comprehension of contemporary mutations, his enthusiasm for imagining new lifestyles, his determination to change the world, his devotion to a positive reduction, his love of ideas, his desire to defend the intelligence of usefulness - and the usefulness of intelligence - have accompanied one iconic creation after the other… From everyday products such as furniture and lemon squeezers, to revolutionary mega-yachts, micro wind turbines, electric cars, and hotels that aspire to be wondrous, stimulating and intensely vibrant places, Starck never ceases to push the boundaries and criteria of contemporary design. His technological miracles are vectors of democratic ecology, focused on action and a respect for the future of both humans and nature. Predicting the phenomena of convergence and dematerialisation, Philippe Starck has always devised objects that demand the most from the least. The solutions provided by his dreams are so vital, so essential that he was the first Frenchman to be invited to the legendary TED (Technology, Entertainment & Design) conferences, talks that bring together such illustrious speakers as Bill Clinton and Richard Branson.



Artist's information, images and work descriptions: excerpted from Philippe Starck website


PLAY with DEDON, DEDON (2010)

Based on a concept of interchangeable liaisons of materials, colours, workings, PLAY opens the horizon to a future of specially customised furniture and an array of possible combinations. Pieces that can be redesigned to achieve a personal fit, ordered online, produced upon request, and which assume the client’s direct, emotional and creative inputs to make the design relationship more liberating and fun.


Made in four different versions, the lamps play with the idea of colour contrasts and are inspired by the free-standing and the suspension models of the two most celebrated outdoor light. And add the essential final touch to the outdoor décor scenario created with pieces from the new PLAY with DEDON collection.

Archimoon Classic, FLOS (2005)

Louis Ghost, Kartell (2000)


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