About Philippe Starck

Born in 1949, Phillippe Starck was greatly inspired by his father, an aircraft designer.  Growing up with his father’s drawing boards and hands on projects, Stark continued his design aspirations at the ecole nissim de camondo in Paris.  Staying in Paris long after graduation, Starck became known for his taste and style.  Even the French President Francois Mitterand brought Starck on to design his palace suite.  After creating a demand for his work, Starck became one of the most famous and prolific designers of this time.  He has designed everything from apartment blocks, homes, domestic products and hotels. His aesthetic made us rethink how we design and create living spaces.

Starck + Kartell

One of the most influential European designers, Phillippe Starck, began designing products for Kartell in the company’s uprise in the 80s and 90s.  Mixing the company’s desire to develop eco-friendly, contemporary plastic furniture with the designer’s style was the beginning of a beautiful partnership.  Ever since the first Starck product was released under the Kartell name, the popularity of Starck’s designs increased significantly.  Utilizing polycarbonate, a plastic that can be broken down for recycling purposes, these designs began popping up everywhere from hotels, weddings, restaurants and more.