Philippe Starck based the designed for the translucent Ghost chair on a simple upholstered chair made popular in the eighteenth century by French King Louis XVI and his wife Marie Antoinette

Published in Features

Starck prospect: French designr reveals 'phantasmagoric' plans for new 14-storey Hilton hotel in Metz. 

Published in News
Monday, 26 January 2015 17:14


Helsinki Design Museum
30 January – 17 May 2015

Published in Diary
Tuesday, 23 September 2014 12:59

100% Design: Product highlights

Here are some of the most interesting designs that launched in Earls Court last week during London Design Festival

Published in News
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 01:00

100% Design 2014

The event celebrates its 20th edition with a "design kaleidoscope", featuring exhibitors from Argentina to Kuwait, a roster of star speakers and a guest appearance from Philippe Starck

Published in News
Tuesday, 08 July 2014 11:28

Philippe Starck to open 100% Design 2014

The French designer will open the 20th edition of the event in Earls Court this September, as well as launching a new collection of ceramic tiles

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For Matali Crasset, all design is social. Running through her work – from furniture to hotels to a beach library near Marseille – is a determination to introduce people to new things and to transform their experience of the everyday. 

Published in Features
Monday, 01 October 2012 01:00

Organic LEDs

At a small factory in the south of France, technicians work with nanoscopic layers of material to create a new type of light source: organic LEDs. These glass-based panels are energy efficient, never get hot and might just be the future of lighting. Now the factory is collaborating with Flos and Philippe Starck to put them to the test

Published in Features
Friday, 19 August 2011 11:05

Clerkenwell Highlights Part I

Designers have found inspiration in everything from knitting needles to Japanese rock gardens for the pick of this year’s exhibits.

Published in News
Tuesday, 09 August 2011 12:37

Le Royal Monceau by Philippe Starck

Philippe Starck has inflicted his special brand of luxury wackiness on a prestigious Paris hotel, turning the Cigar Bar 
into a bordello and cramming the rooms with personal effects.

Published in News
Wednesday, 16 December 2009 14:31

Profile: Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

The brothers on freedom, foxes and Dostoevsky.

Published in Features
Monday, 19 October 2009 10:00

Design For Life

Tonight is the finale of Design For Life, the BBC2 reality show in which young Brits compete for a placement in Philippe Starck’s studio in Paris. Here’s what we thought of the first couple of episodes, from icon 077.

Published in Review
Friday, 14 August 2009 14:43

Fabbers, Dabblers and Microstars

The technology is in place for everyone to become a designer.

Published in Features
Tuesday, 14 July 2009 09:34

Here comes the hive mind - a website with 30,000 users producing hundreds of thousands of interior designs using real furniture, voting for their favourites and blogging about design.

Published in ICON 069 | March 2009
Monday, 09 February 2009 11:49


Here comes the hive mind - a website with 30,000 users producing hundreds of thousands of interior designs using real furniture, voting for their favourites and blogging about design. It could be the future, says William Wiles.
Published in NEWS
Wednesday, 25 June 2008 14:29

Philippe Starck’s School of Design

The BBC is accepting applications from aspiring designers to take part in a new reality TV show that promises to be Fame Academy meets the Apprentice for the design world.

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"Nowadays you fart and you are a designer," says Philippe Starck.
Not content with taking over telly, celebrity chefs are invading our kitchens with Nigella chopping boards and Anthony Worrall Thompson sandwich toasters. Do they leave a bad taste in the mouth?