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Luminous Brilliance of Philippe Starck: Lighting Fixtures to Swoon Over!

Few designers across the globe have a profile that is as diverse and delightful as Philippe Starck. “Subversive, ethical, ecological, political, fun: this is how I see my duty as a creator”, he says, and that is exactly what we get as he constantly aims to reinvent styles, reimagine spaces and create a wonderful fusion of the intelligent and the casual! It is truly a fascinating blend; a trademark approach that sets him apart from the pack. And today we take a small peek into this eclectically delightful world of his by shedding the spotlight on a trio of fabulous lighting fixtures designed by the man himself.

Exquisite dining room with purple walls offers a stunning backdrop for the Romeo Moon pendants Luminous Brilliance of Philippe Starck: Lighting Fixtures to Swoon Over!
Exquisite dining room with purple walls offers a stunning backdrop for the Romeo Moon pendants [Design: Juliette Byrne]

The most beautiful and endearing aspect of Starck’s design is its unassuming honesty that is enriched by artistic flair, giving each fixture a distinct identity of its own. Be it a slender floor lamp that fits in with the current hot trend of tripod lamps or exquisite pendants that leave you captivated, it is easy to fall in love with these sparkling sensations.

Reading and relaxing nook under the staircase with Rosy Angelis Floor Lamp [Design: Sylvia Martin]
Reading and relaxing nook under the staircase with Rosy Angelis Floor Lamp [Design: Sylvia Martin]
Trio of Romeo Moon S1 pendants in the living room [From: Elad Gonen]
Trio of Romeo Moon S1 pendants in the living room [From: Elad Gonen]
Rosy Angelis floor lamp stands out despite being placed in the corner of the bedroom [Design: Wanda Ely Architect // Photography: Andrew Snow]
Rosy Angelis floor lamp stands out despite being placed in the corner of the bedroom [Design: Wanda Ely Architect // Photography: Andrew Snow]
Traditional kitchen and dining area with brick wall and a fabulous ceiling [Design: Ben Herzog / Photography: Marco Valencia]
Traditional kitchen and dining area with brick wall and a fabulous ceiling [Design: Ben Herzog / Photography: Marco Valencia]
Stylish floor lamp by Philippe Starck blends in with any style you have going in the living room [Design: Adelene Keeler Smith Interior Design / Photography: Sargent Architectural Photography]
Stylish floor lamp by Philippe Starck blends in with any style you have going in the living room [Design: Adelene Keeler Smith Interior Design / Photography: Sargent Architectural Photography]

Polished Romeo Louis II

We start off with the glitzy and glamorous Romeo Louis II. Available in two different sizes, this is an absolute showstopper that combines wonderful diffused lighting with adequate task lighting. The chic pendant light comes with a blown crystal outer diffuser that adds subtle pattern, while the hand-ground and acid-polished internal diffuser offers a source of warm illumination. A perfect pendant for the small dining room or kitchen island, you can obviously bring together more than one Romeo Louis II to create a dreamy and classy atmosphere in the large living space or bedroom.

Colorful modern dining room with Phillipe Starck Romeo Louis II pendant [From: Chloe Warner / Matthew Millman]
Colorful modern dining room with Phillipe Starck Romeo Louis II pendant [From: Chloe Warner / Matthew Millman]
Fabulous New York City living room with Romeo Louis II above the kitchen counter [Design: Creative Designs by Sofia]
Fabulous New York City living room with Romeo Louis II above the kitchen counter [Design: Creative Designs by Sofia]
Gorgeous pendant provides great task and ambient lighting [Design: FLOS]
Gorgeous pendant provides great task and ambient lighting [Design: FLOS]
Twin Romeo Louis II pendants light up the dining room
Twin Romeo Louis II pendants light up the dining room

Sleek Rosy Angelis

From the enchanting world of amazing pendants, we move on to a floor lamp that seems to epitomize contemporary refinement draped with a hint of Starck’s distinct personality! Rosy Angelis might not dazzle you with a loud use of color or a silhouette that is bold and spectacular, but this is where its true strength lies. The smart floor lamp with tripod legs in aluminum blends in with any style that you have going in the living room, and its ‘neutral’ appeal also leaves the existing color scheme of the room unaltered. Its unique lightweight polyester fabric diffuser adds a layer of mystic charm to any space it adorns, even as one marvels at its uncomplicated form!

Dashing Rosy Angelis blends in with the color scheme of the room [From: Nurit Kacherginski / Amit Geron Photographer]
Dashing Rosy Angelis blends in with the color scheme of the room [From: Nurit Kacherginski / Amit Geron Photographer]
Industrial bedroom with the striking Rosy Angelis floor lamp [Design: Turner Development Group]
Industrial bedroom with the striking Rosy Angelis floor lamp [Design: Turner Development Group]
Tall floor lamp is perfect for a living room with high ceiling [Design: Michael Doty Associates Architects]
Tall floor lamp is perfect for a living room with high ceiling [Design: Michael Doty Associates Architects]
Trifecta of tripod floor lamps in the contemporary living room [Design: Ernesto Santalla / Photography by Morgan Howarth]
Trifecta of tripod floor lamps in the contemporary living room [Design: Ernesto Santalla / Photography by Morgan Howarth]
Twin tripod floor lamps bring symmetry to the living room [From: Mary Prince Photography]
Twin tripod floor lamps bring symmetry to the living room [From: Mary Prince Photography]
Gorgeous tripod floor lamp from FLOS [From: Modern Home Tour Austin]
Gorgeous tripod floor lamp from FLOS [From: Modern Home Tour Austin]

Understated Romeo Moon S

Another pendant from the Romeo Series, the Romeo Moon S seems to be a lot more popular with homeowners than its more fashionable cousin, Romeo Louis. Supported by three steel cables, the overall appeal of Moon S is not too different from Louis II. But it is the outer diffuser that makes a big difference here, with the Moon S presenting a less flashy and far more curated picture. Bringing along with it ample illumination and ergonomic design, this smart lighting fixture can be used in a variety of spaces ranging from the home office to the bedroom and kitchen.

Contemporary dining room with the Romeo Moon S2 Pendant [Design: LKID / Photography: Robert Brantley]
Contemporary dining room with the Romeo Moon S2 Pendant [Design: LKID / Photography: Robert Brantley]
A perfect pendant for the small dining space [From: Alison Hammond Photography]
A perfect pendant for the small dining space [From: Alison Hammond Photography]
Design of the pendants seems to complement that of the hood in the background [Design: Ernst Brothers]
Design of the pendants seems to complement that of the hood in the background [Design: Ernst Brothers]
Modern pendants fit in seamlessly with the traditional backdrop of the kitchen [Design: Welch Forsman Associates]
Modern pendants fit in seamlessly with the traditional backdrop of the kitchen [Design: Welch Forsman Associates]
Modern industrial kitchen with a punch of color [Design: artdecor]
Modern industrial kitchen with a punch of color [Design: artdecor]

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