Philippe Starck – Photo © Architonic
Rather than trying to create beautiful objects, the French designer and architect considers it his duty to invent things that make life better for the largest number of people possible. He believes that the existence of an object is only justified when it serves others – or in the best case – when it ends up leaving behind something for others to develop further.
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‘Vortex’ washbasin mixer by Philippe Starck for Axor
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‘MyWorld’ lounge system by Philippe Starck for Cassina
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‘Passion’ chair by Philippe Starck for Cassina
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'Broom' chair by Philippe Starck for Emeco
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Disassembled 'Kroon' chandelier by Zmik; photo courtesy of the designers
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'Divan' by Riccardo Arbizzoni for Riva 1920
‘Tra le Briccole di Venezia’ is a project initiated by the Italian manufacturer for high class solid wood furniture Riva 1920. 29 important figures in the world of design, of art and of fashion were invited to process an object that is an iconic part of the Venetian scene: the Briccole, the oak mooring posts that rise out of the lagoon. Eroded by the tides, the posts are given new life in the projects of these designers and transformed into objects of art and usage.
Philippe Starck with his 'Play' series for DEDON
There are only a few designers who polarise as much as Philippe Starck does. After I saw his fantastic speach for Ted I decided to belong to those who love him.
Recently during this year’s Milan fair the Paris based designer presented his new outdoor furniture series ‘Play’ he created together with Eugeni Quitllet for the German manufacturer DEDON. The heart of the ‘Play’ family is the stackable lightweight chair which is composed of a moulded polypropylene frame and optional kinds of coverings: solid teak, mirror-finish aluminium or hand-woven synthetic fiber, the higly durable material that has made DEDON famous the world over.
'Play' chairs and dining table by Philippe Starck
“PLAY will be offered in several colour ways, combinations and melanges of chalk and carbon, stone and terracotta, and bronze. With or without armrests, ‘Play’ has inspired also ‘Play’ with DEDON, a collaboration that encompasses the ‘Bistro’ table, with its glazed porcelain ceramic tabletop that stands on a central pedestal made of moulded polypropylene, and ‘Dining’, a four-legged table in mirror-finish aluminium and profiled in aluminium, and which, thanks to the use of an inert compound of powdered bamboo and plastic, looks just like real wood.”
'Play' dining table by Philippe Satck and Eugeni Quitllet
'Play' chairs and bistro table by Philippe Starck and Eugeni Quitllet
Beside all this DEDON came up with a spirited ad campaign developed in collaboration with the famous fashion photographer Bruce Weber. The beautiful images of the photo shoot have been published in a limited edition book which is available on DEDON’s website.
DEDON 'Coming Home' coffee-table book with photographies by Bruce Weber
'Coming Home' photos by Bruce Weber for DEDON
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