Philippe Starck's Miss K Table Lamp (2003) has fast become Flos Lighting's best-selling product for its functionality-based dual aesthetic. When unlit, the polycarbonate lampshade shows subtle detail with a dark metallic tint. When lit, the lamp appears almost like an x-ray, with the bulb starkly visible behind the now-clear illuminated shade. The fluid pedestal base of the lamp is clear at all times. An on-cord dimmer takes the light from 0-100% luminosity for an atmospheric glow to a reading-appropriate brightness. The lamp's compact scale is suited to small tables and busy worktops. Bulb (included): halogen 100W/120V/E26/T10. Made in Italy by Flos.
School drop-out Philippe Starck jump-started his career by designing two nightclub interiors in Paris in the 1970's. The success of the clubs won the attention of President Francois Mitterand, who asked Starck to refurbish one of the private apartments in the Elysee Palace.
Two years later, Starck designed the interior of the Cafe Costes, Paris, and was on his way to becoming a design celebrity. In quick succession, he created elegant interiors for the Royalton and Paramount hotels in New York, the Delano in Miami and the Mondrian in Los Angeles. He also began to produce chairs, lamps, motorbikes, boats and a line of house wares and kitchen utensils, like his Juicy Salif for Alessi. Read more >