“Imagine the witch asking her mirror: Mirror, tell me who is the most beautiful’. In the dark, it does not work. In the dark, nothing exists, not even questions. Flos turned on the light around the mirror and Snow White appeared.” Philippe Starck
La Plus Belle is designed to provide the best possible light. Special LEDS are hidden beneath the optical silicone diffuser, assembled in a very frequent mode to increase the uniformity of the diffusion and provide a unique performance thanks to the exceptional combination of a chromatic rendering index (CRI) of 95 plus a reds stability indicator of over 90 (R9>90). Furthermore, the light from La Plus Belle is pleasant and soft (2700K) as well as manageable by the dimmer with a sensor integrated in the mirror.
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.