Born in Paris, France, in 1949, Philippe Starck has become one of the iconic designers of his time. Known for his architectural designs and industrially inspired designs, Starck actually began his career under the tutelage of French designer Pierre Cardin.
Having studied interior architecture, so far, Starck has designed a vast and eclectic range of things, from hotels, to toothbrushes, to bathroom fixtures, to chairs, to sunglasses. And he will probably continue to design a wide range of products going forward. Probably Starck’s most iconic design is the spider- or alien-like citrus squeezer, called the Juicy Salif, which he designed for Alessi, an Italian kitchen and houseware company, back in the 1990s. This citrus squeezer became a must have for many modern kitchens around the world. His designs seem to transcend gender, age and nationality, which is one of the aspects that makes Starck’s deigns so popular.