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In Vitro Outdoor Wall Sconce

c. 2020

by Philippe Starck
for Flos

The In Vitro outdoor wall sconce is a contem­po­rary take on the classic lantern shape. Along with the sophis­ti­cated In Vitro outdoor ceiling light, this collec­tion of glass lanterns by Philippe Starck blend crafts­man­ship and tech­nol­ogy in a singu­lar design, conceal­ing the LED light source at the top to appear magi­cally lit. With a dimma­ble and non-dimma­ble model, its slim glass dome emanates a warm, atmos­pheric glow using EDGE LED tech­nol­ogy hidden by an opales­cent diffuser, protected by an aluminum shield.

Avail­able in: white, anthracite, black, deep brown, forest green, terra­cotta, pale green 

Philippe Starck

France (1949)

Philippe Starck has a mission and a vision: creation, whatever shape it takes, must make life better for the largest number of people possible. Starck believes this highly poetic, political, rebellious, benevolent, pragmatic and subversive duty must be borne by all and he resumes it with the humor that has accompanied his approach since the earliest days. Despite his thousands of projects - completed or in the making - he remains committed to never forgetting the essential.

Starck possesses an anticipatory concern for environmental implications. His profound comprehension of contemporary mutations, his enthusiasm for imagining new lifestyles, his determination to change the world, his devotion to a positive reduction, his love of ideas, his desire to defend the intelligence of usefulness - and the usefulness of intelligence - have accompanied one iconic creation after the other. His technological miracles are vectors of democratic ecology, focused on action and a respect for the future of both humans and nature. Predicting the phenomena of convergence and dematerialization, Philippe Starck has always devised objects that demand the most from the least.

Philippe Starck is all of the above, but above all, he is a man of honesty, in the purest tradition of the Renaissance artists.

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