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Philippe Starck

December 30th 2008

A French interior and product designer, Philippe was born in Paris in 1949 and studied at the Ecole de Camondo. This father was an aircraft designer and has a great influence on his chosen career. Throughout his career he has been an independent designer founding his first agency in 1975 which specialised in inflatable’s. His big break came in 1982 when he was awarded the contract to design the interior of President Mitterrand’s apartments. Furniture designs have been mainly with the Italian contract furniture manufacturer Cartell. Notable works in this area include the transparent Ghost chair, The WW Stool for Vitra and the Bubble club sofa. Philippe also designed the optical mouse for Microsoft. One of his most successful office designs projects is the headquarters for Aashi Breweries in Tokyo which has a huge replica his trademark flame on th

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