He is probably the best-known designer of our time, and is relentlessly creative in a wide range of different fields. The Frenchman has designed everything from café chairs to toothbrushes, from stools to hotels, even motorbikes and yachts. It is his belief that the purpose of design is to enhance life for the greatest possible number of people, with the external design being just one element of it. Philippe Starck designs practically everything, ranging from everyday products through to sophisticated customised solutions, for a wide variety of international brands. His unconventional ideas take us by surprise time and again, and he believes that responsibility for the environment is also a vital part of the creative process.
A Parisian with projects all over the world
Many of Starck's creations have a permanent place in international museums and exhibitions: his innovative toying with visual perceptions and his often unusual material combinations are truly prized. For instance, Starck's creations might include a baroque armchair made of transparent plastic, or a chandelier combined with an umbrella. In 1994 the designer completely transformed the bathroom into a room for both living and bathing: Axor Starck was his first bathroom collection for Axor and an international success, particularly in the project business. This collaboration continued with the Axor ShowerCollection designed by Philippe Starck, the bathroom collections Axor Starck X and Axor Starck Organic and the glass mixer Axor Starck V.