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The coolest projects made by Philippe Starck - etk-fashion.com

An inventor, a liar and a professional dreamerThis is how the most famous designer of our time, Philippe Starck, describes himself, who really needs no introduction. But if you are suddenly not familiar with his work, we show 15 of our favorite projects. You can talk endlessly about Philippe Starck's philosophy, attitude, style and views on design. This is an amazingly versatile, creative, wise and slightly eccentric person. And also - a professional, a genius of his time. Furniture, sanitary ware and other interior items from Philippe Starck are popular all over the world, but his architectural projects deserve no less attention. In this article, we have collected 15 of the most outstanding. YOO Hotel in Istanbul Yoo is a truly stellar studio founded in 1999 by Philippe Starck and John Hitchcox and collaborating with many renowned designers. The studio's portfolio includes many daring and versatile projects, including its own hotel chain. For the Istanbul residence, Stark chose a simple concept: to create four unique styles (classic, art, nature and minimalism), from which everyone can choose the one that suits him. Maison Baccarat complex in Moscow Crystal HouseBaccarat was founded more than 250 years ago by the decree of Louis XV and since then has been a symbol of the French style and in fact synonymous with the word "crystal". At the beginning of the 2000s, the brand began to collaborate with Philippe Starck, and already in 2008, their joint project, Maison Baccarat, in an old mansion building, appeared on Nikolskaya Street in Moscow. On the first floor there is a boutique and a showroom, on the second - a restaurant designed personally by Monsieur Starck. This is both a variation on the theme of ancient Roman baths with busts of emperors and terracotta columns, and the famous Stark chaos, which combines furniture from different eras and extravagant decor. And, of course, the main character of the restaurant is a stunning crystal chandelier created by the designer himself. Hotel Le Meurice in Paris For the first time Le Meuriceopened its doors in 1835 with the light hand of the wife of Napoleon III, who believed that there was still no hotel in Paris in which one could adequately receive foreign royalty. Since then, the hotel has seen many eminent 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 with his daughter Ara. The work dealt mainly with decor: stools with drawings inspired by Dali's works, a three-legged armchair with legs in women's shoes and fragments of famous paintings, including on the ceiling, appeared in the interior. Yoo Residential Complex in Panama Yoo Residential ComplexPanama is 56 floors with unique design apartments, five-star hotel service and a completely new approach to quality of life. Apartments are now the same brand as luxury fashion brands. You used to buy a bag from Gucci, now - an apartment from Philippe Starck. And their interiors prove once again that we are not just dealing with a designer, but with a real brand: Stark's handwriting is recognizable in every detail, from the forms of furniture to designer chandeliers and eccentric decor. Alhondiga Cultural Center in Bilbao AlhóndigaBilbao, a large cultural and entertainment center in Bilbao (Basque Country, Northern Spain), is located on seven floors in a former wine warehouse. From the old building, Philippe Starck left only the 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 auditorium and two cinemas. The sections are connected by an atrium, in which there is a cafe, two restaurants and a solarium. At the level of the first floor, the building seems to float above the ground - it is supported by 43 unique columns, different in relief, themes and colors. Hotel Palazzina Grassi in Venice This hotel inold building of the XVI century - the first work of Stark in Italy. The designer worked on the project together with the owner of the hotel, Emanuele Garosi, who was responsible for the philosophical concept. The interior of the hotel is a whole sea of ​​glass objects, sculptures and vintage decor. The main goal of the interiors of the rooms is to immerse the guest in the atmosphere of Venice, to allow one to feel all the poetry and romanticism of the city and to give the feeling of the privacy of a closed club. Restaurant Le Paradis du Fruit in Paris Titlerestaurant - "Fruit Paradise" - fully justifies the content. Le Paradis du Fruit is primarily fruit, but also people and Stark's signature design, which appeared in the restaurant in 2012, when Philippe Starck was invited to renovate the establishment. An abundance of wood, playful decor, traditional mirrors and steel are what Le Paradis du Fruit is today. Hotel Faena in Buenos Aires In 2002 in placethe old and almost completely destroyed tower, the Faena Hotel + Universe hotel complex appeared. Built on virtually ruins, thanks to the talent of Philippe Starck, it has become one of the most luxurious and beautiful hotels in the world. Guests can check into one of the 108 rooms decorated by the designer in different styles: you can find classics with velvet and, and modern design, and a mixture of modernity and decadence. A special "attraction" of the complex is two restaurants: a red one with luxurious drapery and crystal chandeliers and a white one with a marble floor, unicorn heads and a huge panel on the wall. Café Stern in Paris Café Stern is located inthe oldest passage in Paris - the Passage of Panoramas, between the rue Saint-Marc and boulevard Montmartre. Initially, there was an engraving workshop here, but over the years, a profitable business gave way to machine printing, and soon the office was closed. The establishment regained life only in 2014 - already as a cafe, on which Philippe Starck worked. The design turned out to be very French: luxurious, but at the same time chamber and cozy. Not without extravagant details, such as stuffed animals in the display case and horns inside, large mirrors in luxurious frames and steel bar stools set against the background of antique wooden furniture. Spa My Blend by Clarins in Paris About my projecta spa in Paris, Philippe Starck says: “The spa is an entirely feminine universe, and I wanted to explore the architectural possibilities of the female subconscious. I wanted to create a space similar to female thoughts: not divided by vertical and horizontal lines, without heaviness, solidity and male aggressiveness. I wanted to create an ephemeral, slightly fantasy world full of white, where reflections are more significant than real objects. " S Bar in Los Angeles S Bar - Hollywood stylea chic establishment that, thanks to Stark's work, looks more mysterious than pretentious. Inverted table lamps that have become chandeliers, candlesticks as if from a medieval castle, huge panels imitating an art gallery - all this creates a feeling of surrealism and a gloomy fairy tale in the scenery of modern Versailles. Le Nuage Fitness Club in Montpellier Anothera French project by Philippe Starck - this time in the city of Montpellier. The building of this fitness center is called "the first inflatable building in France": it owes this definition to the facades of ETFE "bubbles", inflated with air. The interior of the club is rather restrained for Stark, but even here it was not without bright colors and famous designer furniture. The inspiration for the project was the ancient Greek gymnasiums, in which young athletes trained. Residential complex LOFT in Niseko In 2014 inA Japanese project has appeared in the Yoo studio's piggy bank - an elite residential complex LOFT in a ski resort. The modern two-story building houses 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 intended to blend in with the stunning mountain landscape and be, in a sense, an extension of it. EastWest Studios HollywoodHollywood recording studio EastWest was founded in 1961 and during its existence has worked with such stars as Frank Sinatra, The Beach Boys, Madonna and The Rolling Stones. In 2009, the studio management launched a large-scale multimillion-dollar project to renovate it and for this purpose hired no less than Philippe Starck himself. In the interior, he combined classical elements (crystal chandeliers, gracefully shaped sofas, red velvet curtains) and futuristic neon lighting, and to the technical premises he added a chic relaxation area with its own entrance, fireplace, lounge area, billiard table and separate rooms with showers. Le Royal Eclaireur boutique in Paris Le Royal boutiqueThe Eclaireur is part of the Le Royal Monceau hotel, one of the most fashionable and fashionable in Paris. According to Philippe Starck himself, the project has nothing to do with design or architecture: it is a study of the true French spirit, what it is and how it can and should be. Creating the interior of the boutique, the designer thought about the most striking qualities, disadvantages and advantages, poetry and romanticism of the French, which were ultimately embodied in every centimeter of space.

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