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Philippe Starck 

The Designer: Philippe Starck
 
Philippe Starck
Philippe Starck
The Profile: Philippe Starck has conquered the hotel design world. His is one of the most famous names in the business. More than anyone else he has changed the face of late 20th century and 21st century hotel design.  Starck began his career as a product designer. However, his design career has seen him expand into interiors including luxury hotels and restaurants. His industrial design background has taken him into the design and mass production of  household objects - everything from  toothbrushes and chairs have been 'Starcked'.  Starck's achievements have been well recognised with numerous awards, including Designer magazine's 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Style: His quirky signature style has become iconic. Starck's approach to his interiors can be compared to that of a film director where the interiors act as scenarios taking people from their everyday life into a creative and timeless world. When Starck takes on a project, whether it is the Felix restaurant at the top of The Peninsula Hong Kong, or the lobby of Le Meurice in Paris, he takes it ALL on. Starck is not only responsible for the general layout but also small design features such as light fittings  and  table lamps.

JIA Hotel Bar JIA Hotel Lobby Le Meurice Lobby

The Hotels: Le Royal Monceau, Paris
                       Royalton Hotel, New York
                      Paramount Hotel, New York
                      Delano Hotel, South Beach, Miami
                      St. Martins Lane Hotel, London 
                       The Sanderson Hotel, London
                      Clift Hotel, San Francisco
                      Hudson Hotel, New York
                      The Mondrian, Los Angeles 
                      JIA Hotel, Hong Kong
                      SLS Los Angeles,Beverly Hills, California
                      Le Meurice, Paris
     
Luxury Links: http://www.starck.com/
                           http://www.design-technology.org/starck1.htm
 
 Amy Schmahmann 10/3/10
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