Starck, Philippe



Mademoiselle Chair

Philippe Starck is known for his innovative quirky style and finesse. Most likely inspired by his father, an expert in aeronautical engineering, this Paris born architect and multifaceted designer was born on January 18, 1949. Not only has he received world-wide notoriety for his interior design and various products spanning from tooth brushes to a long legged lemon juice squeezer, but his skill as an architect has made his buildings desirous sites to be seen. Many of the products he has designed can be seen in European and American museums, such as the Brooklyn Museum in New York, the Musee des Arts Decoratifs in Paris, and the Museum of Design in London.

Starck was educated at the Ecole Nissim de Camondo in Paris from 1965 until 1967 and then set up his first company producing inflatable objects and also contributed his mastermind to various nightclubs. In 1969 he became the art director for Pierre Cardin and in 1979 founded the "Starck Product" company in 1979. Some of his celebrated designs include the refurbishing the private apartments in the Elysee Palace in Paris for President Mitterrand of France in 1982, the interior of the Cafe Costes in Paris in 1984, Cafe Manin in Tokyo (1985), a multitude of private homes and apartment blocks, the interior design of the Royalton in New York (1988), the La Flamme building in Tokyo (1989), a commercial premises for the French cutlery company Languiole (1989), the design of the Nani Nani office building for Rikugo (1990), interiors for the Paramount in New York (1990), interiors of the cafe, Teatriz, in Madrid (1990), head of the design for the Groningen Museum in the Netherlands (1991), The Green Baron Office Block, commisioned by Meisei in Osaka (1991), designed the Apartments - The Angle in Antwerp (1991), responsible for the design of 18 rental apartment buildings in Los Angeles (1991), a private house in Madrid (1991), a commercial premises for an organic products manufacturer near Bordeaux (1991), and an entire street block in La Rue in 1991.

Philippe Starck creations have been manufactured all over the world. His investment functional art is a highlight of his talent and, looks forward in their discovery of these pieces. 

DesignReasons sells the Kartell Masters Chair and the Kartell Mademoiselle Chair. Philippe Starck is also the designer of chairs for many of our manufactures as Vitra and Emeco. The Masters Chair for Kartell is the most reasonable priced and confortable chair on the market. The Mademoiselle Chair for Kartell is one of the cosy looking modern dining chair designed today.