About the Designer
France (1949 - )
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. 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. 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), Compasso d'Oro ADI (2001), Show Boats in Munich (2003), and many others.
Philippe Starck proposes his latest line of Gymnastic tools, Home-Gym-Office, to promote the care of body at home and in the office. All the lines, created in collaboration with Eugeni Quitllet for ALIAS, summarize in a few elegant sculptural objects and gestures essential to feel better about themselves and about the body. From this born a working seat, designed to keep a perfect posture, a gym mat and jump rope to keep training even during the dead time, sinuous weights of different sizes and more innovatively, real jewelry to tone legs and arms, which depending on the number of buds oval applied, gains weight. An ideal set for any environment as the name suggests. In your home or office the importance is to stay well and spend time exercising with these elegant and functional objects.
- Single Barbell available in 1 kg and 2 kg weight
- Weights in chromed casting brass with thermoplastic rubber with brake