Philippe Starck, FUTURE
Founder, Starck Network
For over thirty years, French designer and architect Philippe Starck has created unconventional design objects that have become a part of everyday life. From spectacular interior designs to mass produced consumer goods, such as toothbrushes and chairs, Starck has pioneered the concept of democratic design quality household objects at lower prices that can be enjoyed by everyone. His most notable works include the interior for the private apartments of former French President Francois Mitterrand, and the Juicy Salif to mention but a few of his revolutionary designs. A long proponent of ecological thinking, Starck is currently creating affordable residential wind turbines, paving the way for a democratic approach to ecology. He has received numerous design awards, and is widely recognized as the most important designer of our times.