Philippe Patrick Starck (born January 18, 1949, Paris) is a French product designer and probably the best known designer in the New Design style. His designs range from spectacular interier designs to mass produced consumer goods such as toothbrushes, chairs, and even houses.
He was educated in Paris at the Ecole Camondo and in 1968, he founded his first design firm, which specialized in inflatable objects. In 1969, he became art director of his firm along with Pierre Cardin.
In 1983, the French President François Mitterrand, chose the Bauhaus designer Philippe Starck to refurbish the president's private apartments at the Élysée. The following year he designed two stabil chairs called "Costes 126 and 127" after the famous Pariser Café Costes. This three-legged chairs were a novelty which allowed the waiter to work more...
Bauhaus designer Philip Starck refurbished in 1983 the French president's Mitterrand private rooms at the Élysée. At the same time he designed two stabil chairs called 'Costes' 126 and 127- after the name of the famous Parisian Caffee "Costes". This three-legged chairs were a novelty which allowed the waiter to work much easily.