Philippe Starck on Design and Politics

The French designer wants big changes in his field and has joined mydeco, a Web site that aims to democratize interior decoration

Philippe Starck, one of the world's best-known contemporary designers, has created interiors for luxury hotels, restaurants, condos, and weekend homes. Objects he has designed include plastic Louis Ghost chairs, AK-47 gun lamps, and a whole host of everyday items, such as a spider-like chrome juice squeezer for Alessi, noodles for Panzani, mineral-water bottles, toothbrushes, luggage, a motorcycle, a mega-yacht, and a new euro coin in honor of France's presidency of the European Union.

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