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Designer Spotlight: Philippe Starck

Philippe StarckAs a designer of modern lighting, furniture and decorative home accessories for iconic brands like Kartell and Alessi, Philippe Starck has become a household name among design enthusiasts and he is one of our favorites.

In today’s designer spotlight, we wanted to highlight a few of our favorite works from this prolific French designer.

Philippe Starck Designs for Kartell

Masters Chair by Philippe StarckMasters Chair by Philippe Starck for Kartell

Philippe Starck has designed several pieces of modern furniture for the Italian brand Kartell and the Masters Chair is one of his best offerings. This well known chair design is a tribute from Philippe Starck and Eugeni Quitllet to the Series 7 by Arne Jacobsen, the Tulip Armchair by Eero Saarinen and the Eiffel Chair by Charles Eames. The Masters Chair takes elements from each of these three iconic designs to produce a contemporary piece of furniture you will love.

He is also responsible for the Ghost Chairs offered by Kartell. Each chair design in the Ghost collection is made with an intricate form that is created by polycarbonate into a single mold forming a durable, scratch and weather resistant chair.

Kartell Louis Ghost ArmchairLouis Ghost Armchairs by Philippe Starck for Kartell

Philippe Starck Designs for Flos

In addition to designing contemporary furniture pieces for Kartell, Philippe Starck has also created several decorative light fixtures for Flos including the Long & Hard Suspension, the Miss K Table Lamp and the Ktribe collection.

Flos Long & Hard SuspensionLong & Hard Suspension by Philippe Starck for Flos

Flos Miss K Table LampMiss K Table Lamp by Philippe Starck for Flos

Flos Ktribe S2 PendantKtribe S2 Suspension by Philippe Starck for Flos

Philippe Starck Designs for Baccarat

On the luxury side of the lighting spectrum, Philippe Starck has also created several eye-catching crystal lighting pieces for Baccarat.

Baccarat Zenith ChandelierZenith Unfocused Chandelier by Philippe Starck for Baccarat

Baccarat HIC! PendantHIC! Pendant by Philippe Starck for Baccarat

Baccarat Our Fire Candle Holder Our Fire Candle Holder by Philippe Starck for Baccarat

Philippe Starck Designs for Alessi

Finally, Philippe Starck is the mind behind classic Alessi designs like the Juicy Salif Citrus Juicer and the Max le Chinois Colander. These designs have found their home in modern kitchens all over the world and we have to thank Philippe Starck for these creative accessories.

Alessi Juicy Salif Citrus JuicerJuicy Salif Citrus Juicer by Philippe Starck for Alessi

Alessi Max le Chinois ColanderMax le Chinois Colander by Philippe Starck for Alessi


Be sure to check out all designs by Philippe Starck at Lumens and see his official website for more information.

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Jeff

I am on the marketing team at Lumens and enjoy writing about interior design topics, well-designed products and more.

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