The Jury of the International Design Contest closes with the last name: Philippe Starck. Recognized worldwide, the French designer joins Paola Antonelli, Rafael de La-Hoz, Chantal Hamaide and Brandon Gien in this special edition on sustainable design in collaboration with the World Design Organization (WDO). "Subversive, ethical, ecological, political, humorous… this is how I see my duty as a designer.” says Philippe Starck.
A career rich with 10,000 creations - completed or yet to come - global fame and tireless protean inventiveness should never overshadow the essential, Philippe Starck has a mission, a vision: that creation, whatever form it takes, must improve the lives of as many people as possible. Starck believes this poetic and political, rebellious and benevolent, pragmatic and subversive duty should be shared by everyone. He sums it up with the humor that’s set him apart from the very beginning: “No one has to be a genius, but everyone has to participate.”
Inventor, creator, architect, designer, artistic director, Philippe Starck is certainly all of the above, but more than anything he is an honest man directly descended from the Renaissance artists.