When Philippe Starck is asked to design an object, be it a lamp, chair, flyswatter or bidet, he doesn't think about its design. He begins by imagining a person using the object, and how the object will look, feel, move, sound, smell. "I make objects not for the objects, but for the results," says Starck. "I like to open the doors to people's brains."
Indeed, when first discovering an object created by this unique and multifarious designer, we enter a new world, of sorts--and it's full of astonishment, imagination and, at times, bewilderment. Philippe Starck doesn't design pretty little things. He is a tireless, rebellious "citizen of the world" who considers it his duty to shout his subversive vision of a fairer world through his designs.
And so, Philippe Starck designs objects with the purpose of being good before beautiful. As it turns out, his creations are stunningly beautiful, too, with many rising to International Design Icon status. That includes Philippe Starck furniture designs, including the Kartell Louis Ghost Armchair
and the Kartell Dr. No Armchair
. It also includes Philippe Starck lighting designs like the Flos Miss K Lamp
and the Flos Gun Table Lamp
Philippe Starck's creativity knows no bounds, and there are few areas of design he hasn't explored, from furniture to mail-order homes, motorbikes, mega-yachts and artistic direction for space-travel projects. On the other end, his strong push for "democratic design" objects has allowed more people to enjoy quality modern design at lower prices.
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