Starck reality

Superstar French designer Philippe Starck, hardly short of media profile already, has taken another step towards notoriety by being immortalised in wax at Paris’s Musée Grévin waxworks museum.

Philippe Starck
Philippe Starck

Agence France-Presse reports that Starck will be the first designer to be admitted to the museum since its foundation in 1882.

The museum describes 61-year-old Starck as ‘one of the most world-known contemporary French creators’.

Many British observers’s last encounter with Starck was as the capering ringmaster of disappointing BBC reality show Design for Life. The show saw him bellowing assertions such as ‘I don’t give a shit to know who is the best designer in the world today’ as he whittled down a tearful cohort of contestants desperate to join his Paris studio.

Starck’s new wax form will be a much quieter and contemplative experience, with the designer reportedly depicted in thoughtful pose, with one hand leaning on one of his polycarbonate Louis Ghost chairs.

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