Philippe Starck was born in 1949 in Paris, France. Starck’s father an aeronautical Engineer encouraged him to attend design school where he excelled in his studies. Starck established his own industrial design company and from there he leaped into the lime light as one of the most revered designers in the world. Starck designs everyday products such as furniture and lemon squeezers, to revolutionary mega-yachts, micro wind turbines, electric cars, and hotels that aspire to be wondrous, stimulating and intensely vibrant places.
Starck never ceases to push the boundaries and criteria of contemporary design. His technological miracles are vectors of democratic ecology, focused on action and a respect for the future of both humans and nature. Philippe Starck has always devised objects that demand the most from the least. The solutions provided by his dreams are so vital, so essential that he was the first Frenchman to be invited to the legendary TED (Technology, Entertainment & Design) conferences, talks that bring together such illustrious speakers as Bill Clinton and Richard Branson.
“My kid broke my glasses” get a starck!