Homedit.com Interior Designer Profiles – Philippe Starck

(Original article by Loredana Sava @ homedit.com)

People realized some time ago that you cannot be brilliant in all fields of activity , but you can be great in only one and average in the others. So it is better to do what you do best and leave the rest for the specialists. So they soon realized that if you wanted to have a beautifully arranged home, you’d better look for an interior designer because they will know exactly what to do to make your dreams come true. Here are ten of the world’s most famous interior designers who are now successful and their most important works:

1. Philippe Starck.

Philippe Starck

« I like to open the doors of the human brain » – Philippe Starck

Starck is a famous French designer who covers quite a wide range of fields, from interior design, to chairs, from toothbrushes to electronic appliances. He was first recognized in 1982 when he designed the interior for former French president Francois Mitterrand’ s apartment. His most important furniture pieces are: Louis Ghost chair, Ero|S| chair, Bubble Club Sofa and Armchair, and La Bohème stool. As for interior design his works include The Peninsula Hong Kong in Hong Kong, Café Costes in Paris and other fashionable restaurants, lounges and clubs.

Paradis du Fruit- is one of those elegant French restaurants we all love so much and it is representative for Philippe Starck’ s idea of interior design. This is beautiful and nice, simple and still showing so much taste.

Every detail is part of the big picture and you can admire the nice modern furniture combined with big pictures of juicy fruits. The ceiling lamp is beautiful and arranged as a cornucopia so as to gather many kinds of fruit. There are pictures of kids everywhere, as they are the ones loving fruit more than anything and small delicate apples struck by arrows. Big mirrors and shiny interior poles complete the picture of this chic restaurant in Paris.

Mama Shelter Hotel in Marseille, France is another project belonging to Starck, where he succeeded turning a hotel into a great place where you can find anything you like and where you will feel like Alice in Wonderland, with new corners full of surprises . The furniture is simple and also the whole atmosphere. However, the details and unexpected combinations of things are the ones making the difference.

For example the restaurant combines simple wooden tables with modern plastic chairs and industrial pendant lights above. All the walls have written messages and drawing sketches, making the transition between rooms and spaces. The bar is joyful and vividly coloured, with neon lights and funny life buoys for kids. There is a strange wooden table that is the centerpiece – and it seems to have chairs growing out of it, interesting and strange at the same time.

There is a game area for those who want to spend time in leisure games and you can see there mismatching chairs, football tables, display cases and also an exhibition of musical instruments. The meeting room is colourful and full of life and the whole interior of the hotel is stylish and cool.


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