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
Starck prospect: French designr reveals 'phantasmagoric' plans for new 14-storey Hilton hotel in Metz.
Here are some of the most interesting designs that launched in Earls Court last week during London Design Festival
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
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
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.
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
Designers have found inspiration in everything from knitting needles to Japanese rock gardens for the pick of this year’s exhibits.
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.
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.
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.
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.