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Philippe Starck

Bench, Late 20th C.

Enameled Wood, Leather, Microfiber
21 × 61 × 21 1/2 in
53.3 × 154.9 × 54.6 cm
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About the work
Provenance
RW
Rago/Wright
Medium
Design/Decorative Art
Signature
Unmarked
Philippe Starck
French, b. 1949
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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.

Philippe Starck, ‘Bench’, Late 20th C., Rago/Wright
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About the work
Provenance
RW
Rago/Wright
Medium
Design/Decorative Art
Signature
Unmarked
Philippe Starck
French, b. 1949
Follow

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.

Philippe Starck

Bench, Late 20th C.

Enameled Wood, Leather, Microfiber
21 × 61 × 21 1/2 in
53.3 × 154.9 × 54.6 cm
Bidding closed
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