Philippe Starck.

The indefatigable free spirit.

Designer Philippe Starck.

Design visionary.

Philippe Starck. One of the most famous designers and interior architects of our time. A free spirit with an unconventional style. An extrovert. Startling. He changes visual perceptions and plays with materials. With his vision of a better world. His creations harbour a responsibility for society and the environment.

Philippe Starck represents an indefatigable power of design. From loudspeakers to chandeliers. From motorbikes to mega-yachts. From everyday objects to sensational interior design. The hotels that he designed have attained cult status. His creations are on show in museums and exhibitions. All over the world.

Since the 1980s, Philippe Starck has been creating ‘wows’ and setting international benchmarks with his design. He has also spent more than 20 years working on bathroom design in collaboration with AXOR.

Salon d'eau: the first homely bathroom.

A pioneer of the bathroom.

In 1994, AXOR and Philippe Starck triggered a revolution with the Salon d‘eau. The first modern bathroom/living space. And the first bathroom collection from AXOR. Groundbreaking at the time. Now a classic. Besides the joystick handle, bathroom design has been enhanced by other innovations: the shower column and the manual shower. Creations characterised by minimalism.

This design principle runs through the four collections: AXOR Starck, AXOR Starck Organic, the glass mixer range AXOR Starck V and the shower collection AXOR ShowerCollection. Designed by Philippe Starck.

AXOR Starck basin mixer – a design classic in the bathroom.
AXOR Starck. The mixer range designed by Philippe Starck. Visionary thanks to the joystick handle. A milestone in the bathroom.
Mega-yacht A designed by Starck.
Design for one of the world’s largest private yachts: the 119 m long mega-yacht A. Launched in 2008.
Interior design by Philippe Starck.
Yoo Apartments embody luxury living. The Apartments in Panama City are situated on the prestigious Avenida Balboa with spectacular views over the Bay, the Pacific Ocean and the Panama Canal.
Juicy Salif lemon squeezer by Philippe Starck.
The Juicy Salif lemon squeezer (Alessi). The best-known designer piece of the 1990s.
Louis Ghost designer chair by Starck.
Louis Ghost for Kartell 2002. A modern homage to the Louis XV style. The baroque form manufactured unconventionally – made from high-tech polycarbonate, with no seams.
Minimalist designer motorbike by Philippe Starck.
Café Racer Super Naked Vx. Built in 2007 for French motorbike manufacturer Voxan. Design maxim: ultra-minimalist.
Marie Coquine chandelier by Starck.
Marie Coquine. Presented in 2011 at the Milan Furniture Fair. This chandelier revives the glassmaker tradition of the Baccarat luxury brand.

“The only acceptable style is freedom.”

Philippe Starck. Born in Paris in 1949. Son of a French aeronautical engineer and inventor. He studied interior architecture and design at the École Nissim de Camondo, Paris. In 1976 he founded the company “Starck Product”. Designing the private rooms of François Mitterrand at the Élysée Palace made him famous. The Café Costes in Paris made him an international star. In 1995, he created a new category with the Delano boutique hotel in Miami: designer hotels. He has long been successful in international residential projects: Under the name Yoo, Philippe Starck creates outstanding apartments at unique locations all over the world.

In 2000 Philippe Starck received the National Order of the Legion of Honour. One of numerous coveted distinctions which he has been awarded over the course of his career, which spans more than 30 years. Find out more about Philippe Starck:

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