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Opposites can live together

A new Starck outdoor lighting collection marries hi-tech and handcraft.


French designer Philippe Starck has designed a new outdoor collection of lamps that is the fruit of two opposing yet interchanging design concepts. It marries the high technology of a die-cast aluminium base and stem support, with an outer diffuser obtained from weaves of coloured PVC tube compounds handcrafted by master artisans. Based on a concept of interchangeable liaisons of materials, colours and workings, these lamps open the horizon to a future of specially customized furniture and an array of possible combinations.

The new Starck outdoor collection was showcased in an elaborate installation at the Flos exhibition during the last Milan Design Week.

Project: Starck Outdoor Collection
Designer: Philippe Starck, France 
Producer: Flos, Italy   
Technical info: Braided coloured PVC tubes
Picture credits: Flos