Philippe Starck and the New Design Style

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 Philippe Starck,(born January 18, 1949, Paris, France),

• French designer known for his wide range of designs, including  everything from interior design to household objects to boats to watches.

 He has also worked as an architect.

•Most likely influenced by his father, who worked as an aircraft engineer.

•1968 set up his first company, which produced inflatable objects.

            Background Information

•Much of his work produced in the 1980's and 1990’s were influenced by fashion and novelty toys.

•It has even been referred to by some as being 'overdesigned'.

•Starck has recently promoted the ethos that honesty and integrity should be at the core of design.

•Products should not be created as 'throw away artefacts', only surviving for as long as they remain in fashion but should ideally have longevity and durability.

•He believes that as designers we need to be both honest and objective.

•Products designed by Starck can

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