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KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY PHILIPPE STARCK "REINVENTONS L'HABILLAGE METALLIQUE DU BATIMENT" / "REINVENTING STEEL BUILDING"

Thursday, 14th November 2013 from 11:00 am to 11:45 am

Conference Agora

Simultaneous translation into English and French.



Despite his thousands of projects - completed or in the making - his global fame and his tireless protean inventiveness, never forget the essential. Philippe Starck has a mission and a vision: creation, whatever shape it takes, must make life better for the largest number of people possible. Starck believes this highly poetic, political, rebellious, benevolent, pragmatic and subversive duty must be borne by all.
From everyday products such as furniture and lemon squeezers, to revolutionary mega-yachts, micro wind turbines, electric cars, and hotels that aspire to be wondrous, stimulating and intensely vibrant places, Starck never ceases to push the boundaries and criteria of contemporary design.

This November, Starck and the French company Bacacier will be at MAPIC for the launch of Bacacier By Starck 3S.
The 3S collection, meaning Steel Style Starck, is an infinite construction set created to reinvent the traditional metal sheet cladding in industrial building design.

Keynote(s)

STARCK Philippe STARCK Philippe
Creator

“Subversive, ethical, ecological, political, fun: this is how I see my duty as a creator.” -Philippe Starck


Despite his thousands of projects - completed or in the making - his global fame and his tireless protean inventiveness, never forget the essential. Philippe Starck has a mission and a vision: creation, whatever shape it takes, must make life better for the largest number of people possible. Starck believes this highly poetic, political, rebellious, benevolent, pragmatic and subversive duty must be borne by all and he resumes it with the humour that has accompanied his approach since the earliest days: "No one is forced to be a genius, but everyone has to take part."
His anticipatory concern for environmental implications, his profound comprehension of contemporary mutations, his enthusiasm for imagining new lifestyles, his determination to change the world, his devotion to a positive reduction, his love of ideas, his desire to defend the intelligence of usefulness - and the usefulness of intelligence - have accompanied one iconic creation after the other… From everyday products such as furniture and lemon squeezers, to revolutionary mega-yachts, micro wind turbines, electric cars, and hotels that aspire to be wondrous, stimulating and intensely vibrant places, Starck never ceases to push the boundaries and criteria of contemporary design. His technological miracles are vectors of democratic ecology, focused on action and a respect for the future of both humans and nature. Predicting the phenomena of convergence and dematerialisation, Philippe Starck
has always devised objects that demand the most from the least. The solutions provided by his dreams are so vital, so essential that he was the first Frenchman to be invited to the legendary TED (Technology, Entertainment & Design) conferences, talks that bring together such illustrious speakers as Bill Clinton and Richard Branson.
Inventor, creator, architect, designer, artistic director...
Philippe Starck is all of the above, but above all he is a man of honesty, in the purest
tradition of the Renaissance artists.

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