Floor lamp with diffuse light.
Base, rod stand and diffuser stand in chrome-plated die-cast zinc. Base cover in zinc-plated P04 steel sheet. Internal diffuser and lamp-holder stand in opal coloured injection die-stamped PC. The external diffusers are available in matching PVC fabric, injection die-stamped methacrylate with clear or smoke-grey finish, or in silver or bronze on the inner surface, by vacuum aluminum coating. Upper ring in clear injection die-stamped PC. Brackets in polished stainless steel. A USB outlet placed on the base enables the most common smartphones and tablets to be recharged (max 2A).
The thousands of projects - complete or forthcoming - his global fame and tireless protean inventiveness should never distract from Philippe Starck’s fundamental vision: Creation, whatever form it takes, must improve the lives of as many people as possible.
Starck vehemently believes this poetic and political duty, rebellious and benevolent, pragmatic and subversive, should be shared by everyone and he sums it up with the humour that has set him apart from the very beginning: "No one has to be a genius, but everyone has to participate."
His precocious awareness of ecological implications, his enthusiasm for imagining new lifestyles, his determination to change the world, his love of ideas, his concern with defending the intelligence of usefulness – and the usefulness of intelligence – has taken him from iconic creation to iconic creation...
From the everyday products, furniture and lemon squeezers, to revolutionary mega yachts, hotels that stimulate the senses, phantasmagorical venues and individual wind turbines, he never stops pushing the limits and criteria of contemporary design. His dreams are solutions, solutions so vital that he was the first French man to be invited to the TED conferences (Technology, Entertainment & Design) alongside renowned participants including Bill Clinton and Richard Branson.
Inventor, creator, architect, designer, artistic director, Philippe Starck is certainly all of the above, but more than anything else he is an honest man directly descended from the Renaissance artists.