Philippe Starck became widely known since the start of his career in the 1980s for his interior, product, industrial and architectural design work. Find here his unique creations. became widely known since the start of his career in the 1980s for his interior, product, industrial and architectural design work. Find here his unique creations.
Is one of the most influential European designers from the 21th Century. The son of an aeronautical engineer, Starck studied at the École Camondo in Paris. An inflatable structure he imagined in 1969 was his first incursion into questions of materiality, and an early indicator of Starck’s interest in where and how people live. Growing up with his father’s drawing boards and hands on projects, he shortly became known for his taste and original style.
Through his “democratic design” concept, Starck campaigns for well-designed, quality objects that are not just reserved for an elite. He would put this utopian idea into practice by increasing production quantities to cut costs and by using mail-order. And he also has a huge concern for the environment and the sustainability of the pieces he creates, which is clearly visible in his projects.
Starck began designing products for Kartell in the company’s uprise in the 80s and 90s. Mixing the company’s desire to develop eco-friendly, contemporary plastic furniture with the designer’s style was the beginning of a beautiful partnership.
Ever since the first Starck product was released under the Kartell name, the popularity of Starck’s designs increased significantly. Utilizing polycarbonate, a plastic that can be broken down for recycling purposes, these designs began popping up everywhere from hotels, weddings, restaurants and more.
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