Wild man, free spirit, just plain crazy, call him what you will, we think he’s genius!
All of his designs are consistent in their eccentricities, you may chuckle when seeing them for the first time but you will always walk away with a little more respect for Mr. Starck. Often copied, never duplicated, Starck pieces speak volumes of the designer’s lust for life and devout passion for aesthetics and function.
Starck was born in Paris on January 18, 1949. He studied at École Nissim de Camondo and opened his first design firm, specializing in inflatable products, in 1968. Starck’s vast repertoire includes commercial and residential interiors, watches, toothbrushes, electronic devices, lighting, and furniture, to name a few.
Here’s is a small selection of what we retail in way of Philippe Starck designs. Click to view our current selection of Starck products on our online showroom, informshop.com.
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Take advantage of further discounts on designer lighting by FLOS.
Above from left to right the Spun Floor lamp by Sebastian Wrong (in multiple colors and sizes), the Miss K table lamp by Philippe Starck (part of a wide family of lights), and the modern Nebula chandelier lamp by Joris Laarman.
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Above left the new TAB reading light by Barber & Ogersby. On the right the new ONCE light by Piero Lissoni using the same materials as the older Viscontea and Zepplin.
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This year at the Milan Salone de Mobile, special guests were invited for a viewing of a new collaborative work by Italian lighting company FLOS, French Crystal producer BACCARAT, artist Jenny Holzer, designer Philippe Starck, and electrical designer Moritz Waldemeyer.
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Released during the 2009 Salone de Mobile in Milan, the OSCAR BON chair is made from moulded woven carbon fiber. Originally designed in 2004 by Philippe Starck and true to his style this chair is sleek and sexy. When you pick up the chair for the first time you realize how light the carbon fiber makes it and it almost seems delicate but this is the true beauty of the material.
To truly understand this chair you must first understand what the chair is made from. Woven Carbon fiber is made from microscopic bonds of crystals that align parallel to the fiber . Thousands of these fibers are twisted together to produce the yarn which is the base of the woven carbon fiber. This process results in a material with three times the tensile strength of steel. Used prominently in aerospace and Formula 1 engineering to make parts that require minimal weight and dimensions. With this, designers can create incredibly strong products with a very low mass to weight ratio.
Available in Silver or Black – see in store for pricing and availability
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Long awaited, CASSINA has finally arrived at Inform Interiors.
Striving to offer the best in contemporary furniture, we work to present collections with true design merit. Few companies come close to showcasing such a strong product collection and design history as Cassina.
First established in Meda (Milano) 1927, they are the authorized producers of timeless Masters such as Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Gerrit Rietveld; Cassina continues to add beautiful new pieces to their already impressive selection by renewing their line with edgy works by provocateur Philippe Starck and the clean minimal lines of Piero Lissoni. The factories of Cassina are hard at work creating immaculate products for commercial and residential projects.
See in store for stock and pricing
Cassina Sofa’s and Armchairs Catalogue – here
Cassina Tables and Chairs Catalogue – here
Cassina the History here
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