Philippe Starck is an internationally acclaimed French creator, designer and architect. Philippe Starck is untiring and rebellious citizen of the world, who best design inspiration comes to his commitment to share his ethical and subversive vision of a fairer planet, creates unconventional places and objects whose purpose is to be “good” before being beautiful.
Most of his designs have become cult objects, and his hotels are timeless icons that have added a new dimension to the global cityscape. An enthusiastic advocate of sustainability, this visionary recently developed the revolutionary concept of “democratic ecology”. He moves us deeply with their work
Like all of his work Starck’s architecture is virulently and explicitly humanist. Hotels are no longer impersonal transitional venues but living, pleasurable spaces bursting with humour and irony. They are theatres where we act out our own destinies.
Master Chairs by Philippe Starck
Hotel Mama Shelter Paris by Philippe Starck
Ramses Restaurant Madrid by Philippe Starck
Yoo Panama by Philippe Starck
In 1983 the general public discovered Philippe Starck when, on the advice of Culture Minister Jack Lang, President François Mitterrand chose his project to decorate the private residences at the Elysée Palace. It symbolised an institutional recognition of design. The following year his fame went global thanks to the success of the Café Costes, a new venue that was functional and elegant, that contained all the essence of Starck architecture while converging with the birth and the flourishing of a community. His reinvention of the codes of the Parisian cafe made it THE cafe par excellence.