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Philippe Starck

"Subversive, ethical, ecological, political, humorous... this is how I see my duty as a designer", says Philippe Starck. The thousands of projects - complete or forthcoming - his global fame and tireless protean inventiveness should never distract from Philippe Starck's fundamental vision: Creation, whatever form it takes, must improve the lives of as many people as possible. Starck vehemently believes this poetic and political duty, rebellious and benevolent, pragmatic and subversive, should be shared by everyone and he sums it up with the humour that has set him apart from the very beginning: "No one has to be a genius, but everyone has to participate." 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... From everyday products, furniture and lemon squeezers, to revolutionary mega yachts, hotels that stimulate the senses, phantasmagorical venues and individual wind turbines, he never stops pushing the limits and criteria of contemporary design. His dreams are solutions, solutions so vital that he was the first French man to be invited to the TED conferences (Technology, Entertainment & Design) alongside renowned participants including Bill Clinton and Richard Branson. Inventor, creator, architect, designer, artistic director, Philippe Starck is certainly all of the above, but more than anything else he is an honest man directly descended from the Renaissance artists.
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Philippe Starck: the tireless designer

& laquo; Subversive, ethical, ecological, political, humorous & hellip; here's how I see my task in quality & agrave; by designer & raquo; cos & igrave; talk about s & eacute; Philippe Starck. Inventor, creator, architect, designer, artistic director: Starck & egrave; surely all this. Starting from everyday products, furnishings and citrus juicers (the famous Juicy Salif juicer for Alessi ) , coming to revolutionary mega yachts, motorcycles and luxury hotels that stimulate the senses and much, much more. A style also known to the layman of design and defined in two words: ironic and surprising.

The thousands of projects, its international fame and its versatile and tireless inventiveness should not distract from the fundamental vision of Philippe Starck : creation, regardless of the form it takes, must improve the lives of as many people as possible. & nbsp;

The French designer passionately believes that his own poetic and political task, rebellious and philanthropic, pragmatic and subversive, it must be shared with everyone and summarizes this concept with the sense of humor that has distinguished it from the beginning. "No one has to be a genius but everyone has to participate". His early awareness of the ecological implications, his enthusiasm in imagining new lifestyles, his determination to change the world, his love for ideas, his concern to defend the intelligence of the usefulness; (and the usefulness of intelligence) have always distinguished it. & nbsp;

Quoting the designer himself: & laquo; A good object & egrave; that which achieves a good balance between different parameters, such as functionality, economicity; and symbolism. Some parameters are rational while others are immaterial. A good product, a right product offers benefits to the end-user & raquo ;. The intent of Philippe Starck & egrave; then that of a political and ecological design. A green vision is; a real urgency: "We have exceeded the safety limits of the planet. The Earth can not; continue to consume in this way. C & rsquo; & egrave; a unique feeling that we must try now and it is; the panic. Must change everything, because & eacute; we are not completely stupid & raquo;.

The life of Philippe Starck

But what is it? the story of Philippe Starck? Starck was born in Paris on 18 January 1949. His father was an aeronautical engineer, a profession that has always inspired the designer to create and invent objects of the most. different types and always look forward. Quoting Starck: "I'm structurally oriented to the future. I grew up in a family of high-tech aviation inventors. I suffer from amnesia, I have no memory. I do not like everyday life. In life I am still 5, 10 years ahead. In the work, project scenarios for the next 50, 200 years & hellip; But above all I can not be passatist or nostalgic to the extent that there is a fundamental rule: the future is always right. & Egrave; indisputable & raquo;. & nbsp;

And again on the father: & laquo; My father was an inventor, he drew aircraft and the only inheritance; that left me not; it was a large sum of money, but it left me with the idea that one of the most trades; beautiful that you can do & egrave; a creative craft ... And creating airplanes, he taught me some precious things: to fly an airplane you have to create it, but to avoid it you need to be strict & raquo;.

A student of Ecole Nissim de Camondo in Paris, Starck first shown interest in inflatable furniture, an idea that is it is worth the esteem of Pierre Cardin who offered him a job as artistic director for his publishing house. A few more years; late it is; occupied with the furnishings of the first great 'hard'. Le Main Bleue night club in Montreuil and the legendary Parisian night club Les Bains Douches. In 1979 he founded his own studio, Starck Product. & Nbsp;