|Alma mater||École Camondo|
Target Stores and many more
|Home town||New York|
|Children||Mary Starck, Angus Starck, Ara Starck, Oa Starck, K Starck, Lago Starck|
Philippe Patrick Starck (born January 18, 1949, Paris) is a French product designer. His designs range from interior designs to mass-produced consumer goods such as toothbrushes, chairs, and even houses.
He was educated in Paris at the École Camondo and in 1968, he founded his first design firm, which specialized in inflatable objects. In 1969, he became art director of his firm along with Pierre Cardin.
In 1986 he joined Domus Academy Department of Design as an associate lecturer.
Starck has worked both independently as an interior designer and as a product designer since 1975. In 2002, he created a number of what are considered relatively inexpensive product designs for the large American retailer Target Stores.
His most recent notable designs include an optical mouse for Microsoft, several yachts including the $300 million A, and even new packaging for a beer company. He was commissioned to design the Virgin Galactic "spaceport" in New Mexico (Foster and Partners are its architects).
He made the exhibit Democratic Ecology with Pramac.
Two of Starck's designs include stylized toothbrushes (1989) and a sleek juicer dubbed the Juicy Salif created for Alessi in 1990. The Juicy Salif has become an affordable and popular cult item. In 2004 he designed the first toothbrush sanitizer for the Yonkers, NY based company VIOlight which won the 2005 Industrial Design Excellence Award.
In 2008 he created wireless speakers for the iPod and iPhone known as the Zikmu Parrot. This collaboration was followed by Parrot Zik wireless headphones in 2012. He has also designed some external hard drive enclosures for hardware manufacturer LaCie.
Starck also has a line of Starck watches with Fossil, Inc.
Regarding Starck's furniture designs, he is widely known for his designs for the Italian manufacturer Kartell, many of which are made from polycarbonate plastic. These include the transparent Louis Ghost chair, Ero|S| chair, Bubble Club Sofa and Armchair, and La Bohème stool. He has also been involved in the relaunch of the World War II-era Navy Chair in the U.S., designing a classic furniture collection around it.
The Bubble Club chair is featured prominently in the television series Boston Legal. A pair sit on the balcony outside Denny Crane's office, where he and Alan Shore end each episode with a cigar and a glass of Scotch while discussing the events of the episode.
Starck's furniture has been featured at Pinkberry locations.
Restaurant interiors 
Among his interior designs for restaurants, Starck designed the Felix restaurant-bar at The Peninsula Hong Kong, a classic hotel facing the Hong Kong harbour on the Kowloon side. This design, located on the 28th floor, is known for several design features including the men's washroom, which features urinals facing glass, and a spectacular view of the Hong Kong cityscape.
An earlier design by Starck, now world famous, was for the Café Costes in Paris (1984).
His design presence is heavily noted in Los Angeles, where his work is evident in numerous trendy restaurants, lounges and nightclubs including Katsuya, XIV by Michael Mina, The Bazaar at SLS Beverly HIlls, and s-bar Hollywood.
Hotel interiors 
In 1988, Starck was commissioned by famed nightclub impresario Ian Schrager, former co-owner of Studio 54, to refit the Royalton Hotel on New York's West 44th Street. It was a design moment that has since changed the hotel industry; boutique hotels, where hotel design is an important factor, became the industry buzz.
The Starck-Schrager design hotel partnerships continued in New York at the Paramount hotel, and then spread to Miami with the opening of the Delano Hotel in South Beach in 1995, to Los Angeles with the Mondrian Hotel in December 1996, to London with both the St. Martins Lane hotel in 1999 and the Sanderson hotel in 2000, to San Francisco and the Clift hotel, and finally back to New York with the Hudson hotel, with what is described as "Cheap Chic".
The look and feel of Starck-Schrager hotels has been highly influential, including the approaches at Starwood's W hotels.
Starck also designed Jia, the first Philippe Starck-designed boutique hotel in Asia.
From 2007 until 2022, Starck is under an exclusive contract with nightclub mogul Sam Nazarian to design Nazarian's new hotel brand, SLS Hotels. The first property, SLS Los Angeles at Beverly Hills (a massive renovation of the former Le Méridien At Beverly Hills), was opened on October 28, 2008, and was entirely designed by Starck. The hotel lobby features unique Starck-designed display cases presenting rotating design items curated by gallerist Murray Moss.
From December 2007, Philippe Starck and his daughter Ara were involved in the redecoration of public areas at Le Meurice, Paris.
Property developments 
Wind energy 
|“||Ecology is not just an urgency of the economy and protection of our world but also creativity and elegance||”|
He has created a personal power-generating windmill (L'éolienne individuelle Pramac) in polycarbonate resting on one platform in wood, that can be purchased for about 400 Euros (about $633). It is a design, but also functional, generating a claimed 20 to 60 percent of a home's energy needs. Although none have been independently tested in a scientific manner to support these claims.
Other works 
Starck re-designed the interior of some Eurostar trains in 2003. He designed the Asahi Beer Hall in Tokyo, decorated the Musée Baccarat in the Place des États-Unis, Paris; and renovated the Alhóndiga in Bilbao, Spain.
Starck designed the information panels Histoire de Paris (sometimes called Starck Shovels because of their shape). They are information panels installed in the streets of Paris in front of some Parisian monuments.
Starck worked with Steve Jobs to design a yacht built in Aalsmeer, The Netherlands, and christened on 28 October 2012, "Venus". The yacht was impounded by the Port of Amsterdam in December 2012 over a 3m euro disputed bill with the estate of Steve Jobs.
Personal life 
Starck lives in four different cities: Paris for public relations; New York, where he does most of his technical work; Burano (Italy), where he also works; and London.
- by Brigitte, to whom he was married to for 22 years, he has a daughter Ara Starck;
- by Patricia, he has a son Oa Starck;
- by Nori, an American, he has two daughters, Lago Starck and K Starck.
He is currently married to Jasmine Abdellatif; they had a baby girl named Justice on 2 May 2011.
See also 
- "Philippe Starck profile". Kettererkunst.com. Retrieved 8 December 2011.
- "Microsoft Optical Mouse by Starck".
- "Motor Yacht A". starck.com. Retrieved 18 February 2012.
- Haines, Lester (14 December 2005). "Philippe Starck to design Virgin Galactic spaceport". The Register.
- Page, Lewis (5 September 2007). "Virgin rocket-ship terminal revealed". The Register.
- Italian Design 360 | Green Energy Design by Interni Magazine on Italian Design 360
- "BBC Two – Design for Life, episode 3". Bbc.co.uk. 4 October 2009. Retrieved 8 December 2011.
- "Starck Desktop Hard Drive". LaCie. 5 January 2010. Retrieved 8 December 2011.
- Hogrefe, Jeffrey. "Peace Work". Metropolis Magazine. Retrieved 29 March 2008.
- Photos of the urinals at the Felix. Retrieved 8 December 2008.
- Felix restaurant webpage Interior view of Felix restaurant, with view across harbor of Hong Kong Island. Retrieved 8 December 2012.
- Hotel website Royalton hotel, New York Retrieved 8 December 2008
- Delano hotel, Miami, USA Retrieved 9 December 2008
- Mondrian hotel, Los Angeles Retrieved 9 December 2008
- Philippe Starck's renovation of the Mondrian brings a fresh definition of glamour to Los Angeles, March 1997. Retrieved 8 December 2008
- St Martins Lane hotel, London. Retrieved 9 December 2008
- Caroline Roux. Blueprint. 'It's showtime', October 1999. Retrieved 8 December 2008.
- Rebecca Letty, The Sunday Times, 'Staying power', 23 April 2000. Retrieved 8 December 2008
- Hudson Hotel, New York. Retrieved 9 December 2007
- The Revelation,  Retrieved 18 April 2008
- "Tel Aviv's Towering Heights". Floornature.com. 16 March 2005. Retrieved 8 December 2011.
- "yooPhuket Thailand's Most Exciting Designer Development". Apexasia.co.uk. Retrieved 8 December 2011.
- "'Revolutionair' comes to life: the new line of Micro Wind Turbines produced by Pramac and designed by Philippe Starck" (February 2010)
- TMagazine – "Profile in Style: Phillippe Starck" (video) The New York Times
- "Philippe Starck démocratise l'écologie" by Cédric Morisset, Le Figaro (29 April 2008)
- Lorenzo, Luciana (18 April 2008). "Green Energy Design: Democratic Ecology di Philippe Starck" (in Italian). Demotec.wordpress.com. Retrieved 8 December 2011.
- "A magazine about designing the places where we live, work, play and socialize". Portland Spaces. Retrieved 8 December 2011.
- "Multi-million facelift for Eurostar". BBC News Online. 2003-05-27. Retrieved 2007-12-27.
- "Eurostar designer derides comfy clothes". BBC News Online. 2003-05-28. Retrieved 2012-12-21.
- Bolstad, Max (1998). "Asahi Beer Hall (review)". bento.com. Retrieved 2012-12-21.
- "The Alhóndiga" (in Spanish). Alhóndiga Bilbao. Retrieved 20 October 2010.
- HV10 (2009-01-22). "Bientôt l'histoire interactive sera au coin de votre rue – Les " pelles Starck " ont fait leur temps !" (in French). Retrieved 2012-09-23.[dead link]
- White, Charlie (2012-10-28). "Steve Jobs' Yacht Revealed, Christened 'Venus' (video)". Mashable. Retrieved 2012-12-21.
- van Tongeren, Koen (2012-10-28). "Jacht Steve Jobs te water in Aalsmeer" (in Dutch). onemorething.nl. Retrieved 2012-12-21.
- "Steve Jobs' high-tech yacht impounded over bill dispute". BBC News Online. 2012-12-21. Retrieved 2012-12-21.
- Cavendish, Lucy (1 June 2008). "Ara Starck: the starck truth". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 22 June 2010.
- "Philippe Starck est papa pour la cinquieme fois" (in French). purepeople.com. 3 May 2011. Retrieved 23 September 2012.
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