Philippe Starck (1949-*)
Born in Paris in 1949, Philippe Patrick Starck is revered worldwide for his contemporary style and extreme versatility, applying his craft to a wide range of sectors, projects and ergonomic design.
Having studied at the Ecole Nissim de Camondo in Paris, Philippe Starck began his professional career by winning the prestigious Furniture Design award La Vilette in 1965. He exhibited his entrepreneurial flair by creating and establishing a company purely for the design and manufacture of inflatable pieces, before eventually launching his landmark company Starck Products in 1980.
Other career highlights include his interior design of the celebrated Café Costes in Paris and a spell as Art Director for the Pierre Cardin Studio. A crowning honour and achievement arrived with the invitation to design President François Mitterrand’s private rooms in the Palace Élysée, 1980.