He remembers having spent his childhood under his father's drawing tables, passing hours stitching, cutting, gluing and grinding, disassembling bicycles, motorbikes and other objects. Endless hours, an entire life spent dismantling and reassembling anything that fell into his hands, reconstructing his surrounding world. In 1982 he renovated Palais de l'╔lysΘe at President Mitterrand's request, in 1984 CafΘ Costes became Le CafΘ, between 1988 and 1990 he transformed the Royalton and the Paramount in New York into the new classics of the hotel world, and in the following years he promoted architectonic tours de force in Japan that saw him become the leading exponent of expressionist architecture. His respect for humanity and the environment has also been recognised in France, where in 1995 he designed the Ecole Nationale SupΘrieure des Arts DΘcoratifs in Paris and in 1997 the control tower of Bordeaux Airport. Abroad, he continues to shake the traditions and culture of the world's major cities, with the interior design of the restaurant at Hong Kong's Peninsula Hotel (1994), the Teatron in Mexico (1995), the Delano Hotel a Miami (1995), the Modrian in Los Angeles (1996), the Asia de Cuba restaurant in New York (1997), as well as an entire series of ongoing projects in London and elsewhere. His skill lies in being able to transform instantly the object of the commission into a place filled with charm, pleasure and encounters. He tirelessly modifies everyday life, exalting the deepest roots of existence in his changes. He applies himself to the design of ashtrays, lamps, handles, cutlery, candleholders, teapots, vases, watches, scooters, mopeds, desks, beds, taps, bathsà in short, life. His increasing fascination with life has now led him to create clothes, underwear, footwear, glasses, food, and always with the conviction that his design respects nature and the future of humankind. In the exhibits of museums all around the world, in Paris, New York, Munich, London, Chicago, Kyoto and Barcelona, his work is considered to be that of a master. He has received numerous prizes and awards: designer of the year, the Oscar de luminaire (1980), the title of Officier des Artes et des Lettres (1985), the Grand Prix National de la CrΘation Industrielle (1988), Compasso d'Oro ADI (2001), Show Boats in Munich (2003), and many others. Philippe Starck began his collaboration with driade in 1985.
|Walter Wayle II Wall Clock in Grey by Philippe Starck||2" H x 9.75" W||Unavailable|
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Alessi Walter Wayle II Wall Clock in Grey by Philippe Starck
James from Bradford, MA– Verified Buyer
Perfect gift for someone who likes to infuse art in wall decor. As stated by others clock is very delicate.
Dan from Jacksonville, FL– Verified Buyer
Great design, but much too small for a wall clock as advertised. Also seem' fragile and worry about how long it will last .
Molly from Centennial, CO– Verified Buyer
This clock is so chic! I love it! It takes a little while to learn to tell time on it, but exact isn't the point. :) It's unusual, and very urban contemporary.
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Christine Davis from Des Moines, IA– Verified Buyer– Top 50 Reviewer
It fits my minimalist style. It's a little difficult to tell what time it is, but I prefer it to a big, in-your-face clock that makes guests too aware of the time.
Great Conversation Piece.
Susan from Marietta, GA– Verified Buyer
Loved the clock - purchased a 2nd one for a friend, who lives it also. It is such a conversation piece.
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