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.
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.
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.
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!
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.