Philippe Patrick Starck (born January 18, 1949, Paris) is a French Product designer and probably the best known designer in the New Design style. His designs range from spectacular interior designs to mass produced consumer goods such as toothbrushes, chairs, and even houses.
He was educated in Paris at École Nissim de Camondo and in 1968, he founded his first design firm, which specialized in inflatable objects. In 1969, he became art director of his firm along with Pierre Cardin.
Starck has worked independently as an interior designer and as a product designer since 1975. Most notably, in 2002, he created a number of relatively inexpensive product designs for the large American retailer Target Stores.
His most recent notable designs include an optical mouse for Microsoft, yachts, and even new packaging for a beer company. He was commissioned to design the Virgin Galactic “spaceport” in New Mexico (Foster and Partners are its architects).
He made the exihibt Democratic Ecology with Pramac
Unlike most other New Design artists, Starck’s work does not concentrate on the creation of provocative and expensive single pieces. Instead, his product designs are of usable household items which Starck himself helps to market for mass production. His products and furnishings are often stylized, streamlined and organic in their look and are also constructed using unusual combinations of materials (such as glass and stone, plastic and aluminum, plush fabric and chrome, etc.).
Two of Starck’s designs include stylized toothbrushes (1989) and a sleek juicer dubbed the Juicy Salif created for Alessi in 1990. The Juicy Salif has become an affordable and popular cult item. In 2008 he created wireless speakers for the iPod and iPhone : Parrot Zikmu.
Regarding Starck’s furniture designs, he is famous for his designs for the Italian manufacturer Kartell, many of which are made from polycarbonate plastic. World famous products he has designed include the transparent Louis Ghost chair, Ero|S| chair, Bubble Club sofa, and La Bohème stool. He has also been involved in the relaunch of the World War II-era Navy Chair in the U.S., designing a classic furniture collection around it.
The Bubble Club chair is featured prominently in the television series Boston Legal. A pair sit on the balcony outside Denny Crane’s office, where he and Alan Shore end each episode with a cigar and a glass of Scotch while discussing the events of the episode.
Among his interior designs for restaurants, Starck design the Felix restaurant-bar at the The Peninsula Hong Kong, a classic hotel facing the Hong Kong harbour on the Kowloon side. This design, located on the 28th floor, is known for several design features including the men’s washroom, which features urinals facing glass, and a spectacular view of the Kowloon cityscape.
An earlier design by Starck, now world famous, was for the Café Costes in Paris (1984).
In 1988, Starck was commissioned by famed nightclub impresario Ian Schrager, former co-owner of Studio 54, to refit the Royalton Hotel on New York’s East 44th Street. It was a design moment that has since changed the hotel industry; boutique hotels, where design is an important factor, became the industry buzz. However the Schrager hotels are also known for their celebrity and publicity orientations that attract attention to the hotels.
The Starck-Schrager design hotel partnerships continued in New York at the Paramount hotel, and then spread to Miami with the opening of the Delano Hotel in South Beach in 1995, to Los Angeles with the Mondrian Hotel in December 1996 , to London with both the St. Martins Lane hotel in 1999 and the Sanderson hotel in 2000, to San Francisco and the Clift hotel, and finally back to New York with the Hudson hotel, with what is described as “Cheap Chic”.
The look and feel of Starck-Schrager hotels has been highly influential, including the approaches at Starwood‘s W hotels.
Starck also designed Jia, the first Philippe Starck-designed boutique hotel in Asia.
From 2007 until 2022, Starck is under an exclusive contract with nightclub mogul Sam Nazarian to design Nazarian’s new hotel brand, SLS Hotels. The first property, SLS Los Angeles at Beverly Hills (a massive renovation of the former Le Méridien At Beverly Hills), is currently scheduled to open on October 28, 2008, and will be entirely designed by Starck. The hotel lobby will feature unique Starck-designed display cases featuring rotating design items curated by gallerist Murray Moss.
From December 2007, Philippe Starck and his daughter Ara were involved in the redecoration of public areas at Le Meurice, Paris.
Through residential design company Yoo Ltd, Starck has been involved in the development of several properties featuring Starck interiors.
His work with the Pramac energy group, has produced a design for windmills that also function as wind instruments.
|“||Ecology is not just an urgency of the economy and protection of our world but also creativity and elegance||”|
He has created a personal power-generating windmill (L’éolienne individuelle Pramac) in polycarbonate resting on one platform in wood, that can be purchased for about 400 Euros (about $633). It is a design, but also functional, generating 20 to 60 percent of a home’s energy needs.
Why you should listen to him: www.starck.com
Philippe Starck is a legend of modern design. He’s known for his luxurious hotels and boites around the world — notably the Peninsula Hotel restaurant in Hong Kong, the Teatron in Mexico, the Hotel Delano in Miami, the Mondrian in Los Angeles, the Asia de Cuba restaurant in New York — designing the total environment from layout to furniture to linens.
But he has made perhaps his most permanent mark on design through his bold reworkings of everyday objects. In reimagining and rethinking the quotidian, he has produced some of the iconic shapes of the 20th century, including his leggy chrome juice squeezer , the reimagined Emeco aluminum chairs, and the witty Louis Ghost polycarbonate fauteuil.
When Starck turns his bold vision toward a chair, a shoe, a toothbrush, it’s clear he thinks deeper than the glossy surface.
Didier Gomez began his career as an opera singer before branching out into the world of interior and product design in 1985 with his association with the architect JJ Ory. His expertise is highly acclaimed. Winner of numerous design awards, he has designed boutiques, large stores, restaurants, apartments, houses and head offices all over the world.
The quality of his work speaks for itself, with clients including Yves Saint-Laurent, Pierre Bergé, Carrousel du Louvre, LVMH, Bernard Arnault, Céline, Louis Vuitton, Galeries Lafayette, Vivendi Universal, Kenzo, Christian Dior, Pomelato, De Beers and L’Oréal.
Began working with Ligne Roset some fifteen years ago. Both he and Michel Roset have since forged an enduring partnership based on a creative synergy. The number of creations for Ligne Roset seems countless, but numbering among the most successful are his upholstery collections. Feng, Opium and Fugue have become symbols of his sleek, contemporary take on classic urban style. Rue de Seine looks set to follow. Didier Gomez and Ligne Roset were awarded the ‘Nombre d’or’ by the Salon du Meuble de Paris, in recognition of their exemplary collaboration.
Ligne Roset, France’s premier modern furniture manufacturer will open its first ever boutique concept store worldwide in Austin, Texas to be located in the 2nd Street District, reflecting the “cool, urban energy of the trendy downtown locale“. The Ligne Roset Boutique will offer a collection based on their best-selling products and select design-forward pieces that are an iconic part of the brand. These smaller-scale selections created by some of the brand’s most sought after designers will offer consumers instant gratification that will surpass the delivery process. As many of you may know from our reviews on the outstanding designer furniture of Ligne Roset, many well known names in the business like Pierre Paulin, Pascal Mourgue, Didier Gomez, Peter Maly, Michel Ducaroy, Ronan & Erwan, and Bouroullec have contributed to the stunning collection of furniture and accessories geared toward the modern lifestyle. See the Ligne Roset Boutique collection here.
* Before I started my studies in Interior Design at FIDM( Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandizing). I worked as a Docent for the French Trade Commissioner at The PDC( Pacific Design Center), hosting Didier Gomez exhibit.It was one of my inspirations.
She began her interior design career in 1978 when she formed her agency Ecart after the extraordinary publicity generated by the projects she did for residences of friends and her own home. At the same time, she specialized in reediting furniture designed by leading architects of the modern movement who remained largely unrecognized during their lifetime. Eileen Gray, Jean-Michel Frank, Pierre Chareau, Robert Mallet-Stevens, Mariano Fortuny, Antonio Gaudi, René Herbst, and Jacques-Henri Lartigue. Because she does not stop in discovering new approaches, in 1997, she created a new firm in her own name. Restrained, eclectic and contemporary, her personal style continues to be immediately identifiable. Spaces are enhanced by fine and rich surfaces combined with inexpensive materials. The effect is simple, though undeniably modern. Her style transcends the boundaries of trends into a timeless classicism. With liberty and simple ideas, space is sculpted and then enhanced by a delicate play of light which creates places that are at the same moment new and familiar. Whether an apartment or a hotel, a gallery or museum, a rug or chair each project is treated with the same level of attention by Andrée Putman and her team. Surrounded by architects, stylists and designers, she works on each project from start to finish. For certain projects exterior consultants and local architects join the home team. Experience gained from numerous projects around the world ensures each client that the team works easily within the constraints of projects designed and built outside of France.
The American architect, Elliott Barnes, AIA, partner in the firm, animates a team of interior designers, designers and stylists, and works on each project from its conception to its detailing. The experience from built work in Europe, Asia, and the United States ensures each client that the firm can respond to the demands of projects built abroad.
A design group conceived in August 1997 with Vincent Beaurin. (I like to discover new approaches free from standard machine like attitudes.) Using the permanent exchange model, the group reunites young designers and students of all nationalities.
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* Before I started my studies in Interior Design at FIDM( Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandizing). I worked as a Docent for the French Trade Commissioner at The PDC( Pacific Design Center), hosting Andree Putman’s exhibit.It was one of my inspirations.
My SECOND LOOK : ” Walking around town”.
Wasn’t quite like that, but anyhow……….
Rock Republic jeans with some Swarovisk buttons, the lavender Shirt with a floral pattern and the shoes a pair of Black mocassins.Accessorize the look with a white scarf on the side of the waist line, an inner purple shirt . The shirt should be worn loose on the waist, and to finalize the look a lavender wool sweater.
My Third look: Wasn’t quite like that but…………
“A night out in Sao Paulo”.
Beautiful, off-white vest with an off white pair of paints, an off white belt, a black velvet pair of shoes for some contrast .accessorize, no shirt, only a vest with a black Sequim tie, with a beautiful pair of blacelets.Lots of glitter!
LIVING ROOM 3D