Philippe Starck

Starck has one of the most imaginative and influential minds in the world today. From architecture to yachting, toothbrushes to space flight, there is hardly a facet of modern life that his design sensibilities have not touched.

His work is unpredictable and undefinable. More often than not, it embraces clean, sleek lines, organic shapes, a sense of whimsy and a combination of materials that is practical, beautiful and unexpected.

Amongst other accomplishments, his career has spawned Bubble Club, the redesign of Elysée Palace’s presidential apartments; the Costes chair; Tokyo‘s Azumabashi Hall, the Juicy Salif, the Ará lamp, and the Louis Ghost chair.

In recognition of his life’s work, the Raymond Loewy Foundation awarded Starck the Lucky Strike Design Award in 2004. The jury noted that “Philippe Starck is probably the most unusual, quirkiest, and exciting designer of the past twenty years and likely to be for decades to come.”