Fiction, a liar and a professional dreamer -As described by the most famous contemporary designer Philippe Starck, who does not really need to be introduced. But if you are suddenly unfamiliar with his works, we show our 15 favorite projects. You can talk endlessly about philosophy, life position, style and views on the design of Philippe Starck. It is surprisingly versatile, creative, wise and a little eccentric person. And yet - a professional, a genius of his time. Furniture, plumbing and other interior items from Philippe Starck are popular all over the world, but no less important are its architectural designs. In this material, we collected 15 of the most outstanding. YOO Hotel in Istanbul Yoo is a truly stellar studio, founded in 1999 by Philippe Starck and John Hitchcocks and collaborating with many renowned designers. In the portfolio of the studio a lot of bold and versatile projects, among them - own hotel chain. For Stambul's residence, Stark chose a simple concept: to create four unique styles (classics, art, nature and minimalism), from which everyone can choose the one that suits him. Complex Maison Baccarat in Moscow CrystalHouse Baccarat was founded more than 250 years ago by the decree of Louis XV and since then is a symbol of the French style and actually synonymous with the word "crystal". At the beginning of the zero brand began to cooperate with Philippe Starck, and already in 2008 on Nikolskaya street in Moscow appeared their joint project - Maison Baccarat in the old building of the mansion. On the first floor there is a boutique and show room, on the second floor there is a restaurant designed by Monsieur Stark personally. This is simultaneously a variation on the theme of the ancient Roman baths with busts of emperors and terracotta columns, and the famous Stark chaos, in which furniture from different eras and extravagant decor combine. And, of course, the main character of the restaurant is a stunning crystal chandelier, created personally by the designer. Hotel Le Meurice in Paris For the first time Le MeuriceOpened its doors in 1835 with the easy hand of his wife Napoleon III, who believed that in Paris there is still no hotel in which you can adequately accept foreign royalty. Since then, the hotel has seen many famous guests, among whom was Salvador Dali himself, who periodically lived in Le Meurice from the 50s to the 80s. Philippe Starck took up the restoration of the hotel in 2008, along with his daughter Ara. The work concerned mainly decor: in the interior there were stools with drawings based on Dali's works, a three-legged chair with legs in women's shoes and fragments of famous paintings - including on the ceiling. Yoo residential complex in Panama Yoo residential complexPanama is 56 storeys with unique designer apartments, service level of a five-star hotel and a completely new approach to the quality of life. Apartments are now the same brand as luxury fashion brands. Earlier you bought a bag from Gucci, now - apartments from Philippe Starck. And their interiors once again prove that we are dealing not just with the designer, but with a real brand: Stark's handwriting is recognizable in every detail, from furniture forms to designer chandeliers and eccentric decor. Cultural Center Alhondiga in Bilbao AlhóndigaBilbao, a large cultural and entertainment center in Bilbao (Basque Country, Northern Spain), is located on seven floors in the building of the former wine warehouse. From the old building, Philippe Starck left only external brick facades, placing three cubic sections inside the perimeter, each of which has its own role. So, in the first there are gyms and swimming pools, in the second - a media library, and in the third - an exhibition hall, an audience and two cinemas. The sections are connected by an atrium, in which there are cafes, two restaurants and a solarium. At the level of the first floor the building seems to hover above the ground - it is supported by 43 unique columns, different in relief, plots and color. Hotel Palazzina Grassi in VeniceAn ancient building of the XVI century - the first work of Stark in Italy. The designer worked on the project together with the hotel owner Emanuele Garoshi, who was responsible for the philosophical concept. The interior of the hotel is a whole sea, glass objects, sculptures and vintage decor. The main purpose of the interiors of the rooms is to immerse the guest in the atmosphere of Venice, to allow you to feel all the poetry and romanticism of the city and to give a sense of privacy to the closed club. Restaurant Le Paradis du Fruit in Paris NameRestaurant - "Fruit Paradise" - fully justifies the content. Le Paradis du Fruit is primarily fruit, and more people and branded stark design, which appeared in the restaurant in 2012, when Philippe Starck was invited to update the institution. The abundance of wood, playful decor, traditional mirrors and steel - that's what Le Paradis du Fruit is today. Faena Hotel in Buenos Aires In 2002, on siteAn ancient and almost completely destroyed tower appeared hotel complex Faena Hotel + Universe. Built in fact on ruins, thanks to the talent of Philippe Starck, he turned into one of the most luxurious and beautiful hotels in the world. Guests can settle in one of the 108 rooms designed by the designer in different styles: you can find both classic with velvet and, and modern design, and a mixture of modernity and decadence. A special "attraction" of the complex is two restaurants: red with luxurious drapery and crystal chandeliers and white with marble floor, heads of unicorns and a huge panel on the wall. Cafe Stern in Paris Cafe Stern is located inThe oldest passage in Paris - the Passage of the panoramas, between Saint-Marc Street and Montmartre Boulevard. Initially, there was a workshop of engravings, but over the years, a lucrative business gave way to a machine press, and soon the bureau closed. Once again, the institution took on life only in 2014 - already as a cafe, over which Philippe Starck worked. The design was very French: luxurious, but at the same time chamber and cozy. There were also extravagant details, such as stuffed animals on the display and horns inside, large mirrors in luxurious frames and steel bar stools against the background of old wooden furniture. Spa My Blend from Clarins in Paris About your projectSpa in Paris, Filipp Stark says: "Spa - a completely female universe, and I wanted to explore the architectural features of the female unconscious. I wanted to create a space similar to women's thoughts: not divided by vertical and horizontal lines, without gravity, solidity and male aggression. I wanted to create an ephemeral, slightly fantasy world full of white, where reflections are more significant than real objects. " Bar S Bar in Los Angeles S Bar - in HollywoodA gorgeous institution that, thanks to Stark's work, looks more mysterious than pretentious. Inverted table lamps, which became chandeliers, candlesticks like from a medieval castle, huge panels imitating an art gallery - all this creates a sense of surrealism and a gloomy tale in the decorations of modern Versailles. Fitness club Le Nuage in Montpellier One moreFrench project of Philippe Starck - this time in the city of Montpellier. The building of this fitness center is called "the first inflatable building in France": this definition is due to the facades of ethylene tetrafluoroethylene "bubbles" blown by air. The interior of the club is quite reserved for Stark, but here it was not without bright colors and famous author's furniture. The inspiration for the project was the ancient Greek gymnasiums in which young athletes trained. LOFT Residential Complex in Niseko In 2014 inYoo's treasury has a Japanese project - an elite residential complex LOFT in a ski resort. In a modern two-story building there are four spacious luxury lofts with three bedrooms and three bathrooms. For their interiors, Philippe Starck chose rather muted neutral colors and natural materials (and wood), which are designed to blend in with the stunning mountain scenery and be in some sense its continuation. EastWest Studios in HollywoodHollywood EastWest recording studio was founded in 1961 and during its existence worked with such stars as Frank Sinatra, The Beach Boys, Madonna and The Rolling Stones. In 2009, the management of the studio launched a large-scale multi-million project to update it and for this purpose hired neither more nor less than Philippe Starck himself. In the interior, he combined classical elements (crystal chandeliers, elegant-shape sofas, red velvet curtains) and futuristic neon lighting, and added to the technical rooms a chic relaxation area with its own entrance, fireplace, lounge-zone, pool table and separate rooms with a shower. Boutique Le Royal Eclaireur in Paris Boutique Le RoyalEclaireur - part of the hotel Le Royal Monceau, one of the most fashionable and fashionable in Paris. According to Philippe Starck himself, the project has nothing to do with either design or architecture: this is a study of the true French spirit, of what it is and how it can and should be. Creating the interior of the boutique, the designer was thinking about the brightest qualities, shortcomings and virtues, poetry and romanticism of the French, who eventually embodied in every centimeter of space.
December 20, 2017