Philippe Starck

French, b. 1949

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Philippe Starck

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French, b. 1949

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Biography

Since the 1970s, prolific French designer Philippe Starck has produced everything from interiors, furniture, and fashion to kitchen utensils, motorcycles, and food. Starck uses his prodigious talent to create designs that are, in turn, whimsical, witty, ironic, subversive, and incendiary, but never purely functional. In fact, his best-known design, the Juicy Salif Lemon Squeezer (1990)—a sculptural cast-aluminum juicer inspired by the shape of squid—barely works. Nevertheless, it has become an icon of postmodern industrial design, of which Starck is a central personality.

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Solo show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 2 more
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Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 3 more
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Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 1 more
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Reviewed by a major art publication
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Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 2 more
Biography

Since the 1970s, prolific French designer Philippe Starck has produced everything from interiors, furniture, and fashion to kitchen utensils, motorcycles, and food. Starck uses his prodigious talent to create designs that are, in turn, whimsical, witty, ironic, subversive, and incendiary, but never purely functional. In fact, his best-known design, the Juicy Salif Lemon Squeezer (1990)—a sculptural cast-aluminum juicer inspired by the shape of squid—barely works. Nevertheless, it has become an icon of postmodern industrial design, of which Starck is a central personality.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
User
Solo show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 2 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 3 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 2 more