Born in 1949 in France, Philippe Starck is an internationally famed architect, designer, creator, inventor and artistic director.
His multidisciplinary portfolio showcases his inexhaustible creativity with the design of public spaces, transport, hotels, product, lighting and furniture for leading international brands. Recognised for his audacious flair, his playful designs embody his vision to enhance the lives of as many people as possible with an authentic sense of responsibility for the environment.
Deviating from signature styles, Starck pushes the boundaries of modern design and continues to reimagine everyday objects to produce some of the most iconic forms in design history.
As a major figure in the world’s cultural stage, Starck's work is exhibited in museums around the globe including New York’s MoMA and the Guggenheim. He has been awarded over 100 accolades including the Harvard Excellence in Design Award in 1997, the Compasso d'Oro in 2001 and also accepted the role of Artistic Director for the French Presidency of the European Union in 2008 and the Ambassador for Creativity and Innovation in 2009.