Philippe Starck.

The tireless free spirit.

Designer Philippe Starck.

A visionary of design.

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 harbor 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 modern bathroom/living space.

A pioneer in 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, it has become a classic. Besides the joystick handle, bathroom design has been enhanced by other innovations: the shower column and the manual shower. Creations characterized by minimalism.

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

AXOR Starck lavatory faucet – a design classic in the bathroom.
AXOR Starck. The faucet range designed by Philippe Starck. With the visionary joystick handle. A milestone in the bathroom.
Motor yacht “A” – designed by Starck.
Design for one of the world’s largest private yachts: the 119-meter-long “A”. Launched in 2008.
Interior design by Philippe Starck.
Yoo Apartments are a byword for luxury living. The apartments in Panama City are situated on the prestigious Avenida Balboa with spectacular views of the bay, the Pacific Ocean and the Panama Canal.
Juicy Salif lemon squeezer by Philippe Starck.
The Juicy Salif lemon squeezer (Alessi). Probably the most well-known designer object 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 – in high-tech polycarbonate with no seams.
Minimalist designer motorbike by Philippe Starck.
Café Racer Super Naked Vx. Built in 2007 for the French motorbike manufacturer Voxan. Design maxim: radically minimalist.
Marie Coquine chandelier by Starck.
Marie Coquine. Unveiled in 2011 at the Milan Furniture Fair. This chandelier revives the glassmaking 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, he received the French Legion of Honour. One of the many prestigious awards presented to him throughout his 30-year career. More about Philippe Starck: www.starck.com

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