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Philippe Starck

French, b. 1949

A ubiquitous name in the world of contemporary architecture and design, Philippe Starck has created everything from hotel interiors and luxury yachts to toothbrushes and teakettles. Yet for every project in his diverse portfolio, Starck has maintained an instantly recognizable signature style: a look that is dynamic, sleek, fluid and witty.

The son of an aircraft engineer, Starck studied interior design at the École Nissim de Camondo in Paris. He started his design career in the 1970s decorating nightclubs in the city, and his reputation for spirited and original interiors earned him a commission in 1983 from French president François Mitterrand to design the private apartments of the Élysée Palace. Starck made his name internationally in 1988 with his design for the interiors of the Royalton Hotel in New York, a strikingly novel environment featuring jewel-toned carpeting and upholstery and furnishings with organically shaped cast-aluminum frames. He followed that up in 1990 with an equally impressive redesign of the Paramount Hotel in Manhattan, a project that featured over-scaled furniture as well as headboards that mimicked Old Masters paintings.

Like their designer, furniture pieces by Starck seem to enjoy attention. Designs such as the wedge-shaped J Series club chair; the sweeping molded-mahogany Costes chair; the provocative Ara table lamp; or the sinuous WW stool never fail to raise eyebrows. Other Starck pieces make winking postmodern references to historical designs. His polycarbonate Louis Ghost armchair puts a new twist on Louis XVI furniture; his Out-In chair offers a futuristic take on the classic English high-back chair. But for all his flair, Starck maintains a populist vision of design. While one of his limited-edition Prince de Fribourg et Treyer armchairs might be priced at $7,000, a plastic Starck chair for the Italian firm Kartell is available for around $250. As you will see on 1stDibs, Philippe Starck’s furniture makes a bold statement — and it can add a welcome bit of humor to even the most traditional decor.

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Louis Ghost Chair
Louis Ghost Chair
Miss K Table Lamp
Miss K Table Lamp
Ara Table Lamp
Ara Table Lamp
Machine Gun Lamp
Machine Gun Lamp
Philippe Starck Red “Eros” Chairs on Aluminum Bases for Kartell
By Kartell, Philippe Starck
Located in Miami, FL
Four glossy red polycarbonoate Eros chairs on aluminum trumpet swivel bases by Philippe Starck for Kartell. Made in Italy. The red polycarbonate seat is not transparent. Available i...
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Early 2000s Italian Modern Philippe Starck

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Aluminum

Philippe Starck & Eugeni Quitllet White Masters Chairs for Kartell - a Pair
By Kartell, Eugeni Quitllet, Philippe Starck
Located in Miami, FL
Pair of white masters chairs by Philippe Starck and Eugeni Quitllet for Kartell. Philippe Starck and Eugeni Quitllet pay homage to three different midcentury-modern masters in one...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Philippe Starck

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Plastic

Philippe Starck 'Wendy Wright' Chair for Disform 1986
By Philippe Starck, Disform
Located in Portland, ME
Post-Modern Wendy 'Wright Chair' designed by French Superstar Designer Philippe Starck. Starck created the chair for Disform of Barcelona, Spain, in 1986. This rarely seen early ...
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1980s Spanish Post-Modern Vintage Philippe Starck

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Steel

Philippe Starck Dr. No Cream Dining Chair for Kartell
By Kartell, Philippe Starck
Located in Miami, FL
Cream Dr. No chair with aluminum legs by Philippe Starck and produced by Kartell, Italy.
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1990s Italian Modern Philippe Starck

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Aluminum

Emeco Broom Barstool in Yellow by Philippe Starck
By Emeco, Philippe Starck
Located in Hanover, PA
Philippe Starck and Emeco came together to create a new chair that is reclaimed, repurposed, recyclable – and designed to last. The chair is made from 75% waste polypropylene and 15%...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Philippe Starck

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Aluminum

  • Emeco Broom Barstool in Yellow by Philippe Starck
  • Emeco Broom Barstool in Yellow by Philippe Starck
  • Emeco Broom Barstool in Yellow by Philippe Starck
  • Emeco Broom Barstool in Yellow by Philippe Starck
H 39.25 in. W 17.25 in. D 16.75 in.
"Neoz" Castored Two-Seat Sofa in Mahogany Designed by Philippe Starck for Driade
By Driade, Philippe Starck
Located in New York, NY
"Neoz" is a two-seat sofa, designed by Philippe Starck and manufactured by Driade, backed by 5 throw cushions, with aluminum casting leg terminals provided with nylon castors and pol...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Philippe Starck

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Aluminum

FLOS Bon Jour Unplugged Copper Lamp w/ Amber Crown by Philippe Starck
By Flos, Philippe Starck
Located in New York, NY
The smaller table version of the Bon Jour table lamp, the Bon Jour Unplugged truly moves with the user and can be used in any environment. The base features a micro-USB connector whi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Philippe Starck

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Aluminum

1980s Sing Sing Sing Chair by Shiro Kuramata for XO, France
By Shiro Kuramata, Philippe Starck
Located in Grand Cayman, KY
Postmodern icon, the sing sing sing chair was designed by Shiro Kuramata in 1985 for the French manufacturer XO (co-founded by Philippe Starck). The chair is crafted from tubular ste...
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1980s French Post-Modern Vintage Philippe Starck

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Chrome, Metal, Stainless Steel

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