Born in Paris in 1949, Philippe Starck studied at Notre Dame de Sainte Croix in Neuilly and Ecole Nissim de Camondo in Paris.
Starck launched his career designing nightclubs, cafes and apartments in Paris, and later in the United States. In the 1980s and 1990s he gained widespread recognition for his product design and collaborations with Alessi, Kartell and Vitra.
Starck’s driving theme is that everything should be organized elegantly and rigorously. This includes human relationships as much as in the vision that presides over every creative gesture.