法國的設計鬼才 Philippe Starck 菲利普史塔克應該是設計界最怪的設計師了。
畢業於法國巴黎 Ecole Nissim de Camondo 設計學院的 Starck 於1968年成立個人設計公司後，至今完成許多令設計界津津樂道的產品設計及室內設計作品。舉凡長得像鵝毛筆的史塔克牙刷、透明卻具備古典形式的單人椅，都展現了他過人的創意，他能將各種領域的設計發揮的淋漓盡致，並強調「民主設計」(democratic design) 理念，讓精美的設計品能符合社會大眾的期待與需求，並運用塑膠材質發展許多每不勝收，使人忍不住收藏的經典作品。
Starck 在 TED 演講裡表示，設計師不應該低著頭向前、被腳下的事物牽絆，而是應該放遠目光，望向未來，因為唯有這樣才能創造出劃時代的作品，替後代子孫奠定更好的基礎。
Philippe Starck 官方網站 ：http://www.starck.com/
" Philippe Starck is a French product designer and interior designer, born 18 January 1949 in Paris. He is equally well known as an interior designer, a designer of consumer goods, and for his industrial design and his architectural creations. Philippe Starck started his career in the 1980s.
Through his "democratic design" concept, Starck campaigns for well-designed, quality objects that are not just reserved for an elite. He would put this utopian idea into practice by increasing production quantities to cut costs and by using mail-order, via Les 3 Suisses. In January 2013 he redesigned the Navigo travel pass.
One of the ways Philippe Starck makes design available to all is his plastic furniture, producing pieces such as the Kartell Louis Ghost chair, over a million of which have been sold. From Fluocaril toothbrushes to bathroom fittings for Duravit, Hansgrohe, Hoesch and Axor, from Alessi's Juicy Salif lemon squeezer to Zikmu speakers, ZIk headphones by Parrot, Laguiole knives, Starckeyes glasses by Mikli or the luxurious Marie Coquine lamp for Baccarat, Starck is part of our everyday life.
Sometimes pointed political messages can be found in projects, such as the subversive Gun Lamp (Flos, 2005), the Superarchimoon floor lamp (Flos, 2000), in fact a giant architect's lamp standing 214 centimetres high, the Haaa!!! and Hooo!!! lamps he imagined with the American artist Jenny Holzer (Flos/Baccarat, 2009) and the chandeliers in the Darkside collection, featuring the Zenith chandelier (Baccarat, 2005).
With environment and ecological concerns, he created the Good Goods catalogue with La Redoute. He also set up AOA, an organic food company. His latest eco-friendly designs are the V+ Volteis electric car with Volteis, the Pibal bike for the City of Bordeaux, Zartan chairs for Magis, and Broom by Emeco.
His work is seen in the collections of European and American museums, including the Musée National d'Art Moderne (to which he has donated several pieces, in particular prototypes) the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, the MOMA and the Brooklyn Museum in New York, the Vitra Design Museum in Basel and the Design Museum in London. More than 660 of his designs were inventoried in French public collections in 2011.
Philippe Starck was the first designer to participate in the TED Talks (Technology, Entertainment & Design)." - Retrieved March 2014, from Wikipedia.