11 Aug Designer Spotlight
By Andrew Rizza
Dream Design Creative Director
Philippe Starck has a mission, a vision: that creation, whatever form it takes, must improve the lives of as many people as possible. From everyday products like furniture and lemon squeezers to revolutionary mega-yachts, intensely vibrant and stimulating hotels and the miraculous technologies of individual wind turbines and the electric car, he never stops pushing the limits and criteria of contemporary design.
From a childhood spent beneath the drawing tables of his airplane building, aeronautic engineer father, he retained a primary lesson: everything should be organised elegantly and rigorously, in human relationships as much as in the concluding vision that presides over every creative gesture. He’s convinced it’s this philosophy that allows for creativity beneficial to all and he works with unrelenting enthusiasm on even the tiniest detail.
Axor Starck VAxor Starck V encapsulates the wonder of water in motion. The mixer body has been specially designed to sculpt water into a swirling vortex. Transparent yet visible, constant yet ever-changing, the vortex spins and dances, as the water pours down the open spout, into waiting hands
Axor Starck VAxor Starck V encapsulates the wonder of water in motion. The mixer body has been specially designed to sculpt water into a swirling vortex. Transparent yet visible, constant yet ever-changing, the vortex spins and dances, as the water pours down the open spout, into waiting hands.
Fiam Caadre MirrorThe Caadre mirror is available in both free-standing and hanging versions, in a variety of sizes and finishes. The frame is made of four separate curved elements in 6 mm-thick back-silvered, semi-reflective titanium glass or in bronze glass back-silvered. Modular configurations and custom-sizes are also offered.
Bon Jour VersaillesThe distinctive Bon Jour Versailles table lamp collection is born from a collaboration between Baccarat, Flos and Philippe Starck. Choose the base in finely sculpted transparent Baccarat crystal, or the Flos version in acrylic. The lamp features a unique and innovative LED edge lighting technology developed by Flos.
Baccarat Our FireWhen designing the crystal Our Fire candleholder, Philippe Starck took inspiration from Baccarats iconic Harcourt glassware collection, which is referenced in the elegant base. The crystal lampshade adds a contemporary twist and is available in silver, red or golden metallic finish. Each candleholder carries the Baccarat by Starck label.
Sailing Yacht ASailing Yacht A is a sail-assisted motor yacht designed by Doelker + Voges and Philippe Starck. The superyacht’s carbon masts are the highest ever produced and taller than the tower of Big Ben. The state-of-the-art yacht is one of the largest sailing yachts in the world with eight decks, a helipad and a garage for four vehicles and a submarine.
Flos In VitroA modern interpretation of a classic lantern. The In Vitro outdoor lighting collection features an integrated opalescent diffuser with external protection in transparent borosilicate glass. The Integrated LED light source with Edge Lighting optical technology guarantees perfect uniform lighting. The structure is made of die-cast and extruded aluminium.
Please take a look at our online store to see a selection of Philippe Starck creations.
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