Philippe Starck leads the Way

Icon chair

For the last 28 years, Philippe Starck has been influencing the furniture design market, earning world-wide acclaim. With awards such as ‘Designer of the Year’ and ‘Grand Prix for Industrial Design’ under his belt, Starck is well qualified to set the fashion in household furnishings. He has been the interior designer of choice for many luxury hotels such as St Martins Lane Hotel in London and the Hudson Hotel in New York. He has also stamped his mark on high-rise projects such as ‘Yoo’ in Panama City , which is a showcase of his latest ideas. His cutting-edge designs are modern, quirky and hip. Clean lines and simple shapes are his trademark, on things as diverse as toothbrushes, door handles, stools, lamps and faucets. He takes the standard lemon squeezer, turns it around and it not only looks great, it works better too!

Hudson Swivel

If you want to choose an item for your home with confidence, then check out his great iconic ideas under the Emeco brand. Starck has now moved on from his iconic ‘Mr Impossible Chairs’ with their cup-shaped seats on translucent spindle legs.  Simple lines and shapes are in, along with black seats and aluminium structures in a polished or brushed finish. The new Emeco Hudson Swivel Chair is a great illustration of his practical yet visionary ideas. The humble office chair now has perfect support for good posture and an easy-clean brushed aluminium finish. Imagine how good this would look teamed with an ultra-modern glass desk. Add a Philippe Starck Archimoon K lamp and you have a practical, timeless office with a great wow factor.

Next time you are browsing for furniture, or accents for your home, look for the name Philippe Starck and you know you will be buying a classic piece of 21st century history.

– Gillian Birch, www.gillianbirch.com

Gillian Birch

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