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Philippe Starck

Architect and Designer


Philippe Starck – Inventor, creator, architect, designer, artistic director. His precocious awareness of ecological implications, his enthusiasm for imagining new lifestyles, his determination to change the world, his love of ideas, his concern with defending the intelligence of usefulness – and the usefulness of intelligence – has taken him from iconic creation to iconic creation. Driven by the concept of democratic design he has been inspired to create unconventional objects and places, whose purpose is to be good before being beautiful.