So I’ve been meaning to blog about Philippe Starck for a long time and finally decided this morning that today’s the day! He’s a Frenchie hotel designer extraordinaire, with more big name credits under his belt than you can shake a stick at, from the Delano in Miami (which I drooled over here) to the Saint Martin’s Lane in London (where we once went for, and I quote, ‘our most bankrupting date ever’ – the Asia de Cuba there’s amazing!), to the beauts I’ve showcased below. He seems to blend ultra-modern design with sleek elegant furnishings, combining to perfection such distinct items as lucite Louis Ghost chairs with traditional tufted sofas, and seems to also have a serious soft spot for full length floaty white drapes. Which of course I hate…
So let’s get on with the tour! First up is the Jia Hotel In Hong Kong (which I think we can safely say I’m going to be oogling in person one day soon…).
Next up is the cool urban Sanderson in London – check out the crazy lobby in the third and fourth pics, love me a good egg chair I do…
And lastly the dreamy Fasano Rio, oooh la la:
(all credits: Mr and Mrs Smith)
And here are my picks of his (insane, literally) product lines:
So what do you think? I kinda feel like this style is a little like Marmite – either you’ll love it or loathe it. I personally love it, but in small doses (Philippe’s style I mean, Marmite’s gross…).