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KTribe Floor Lamp

c. 2007

by Philippe Starck
for Flos

The KTribe floor lamp by French designer Philippe Starck is dimma­ble and provides a soft light through a simple diffuser. The sleek rod allows the eye to glide upward towards the rest of the stream­lined and smart design. With the diffuser avail­able in five finishes, the base, rod support, and diffuser support are die-cast, polished, and chrome-plated Zamak alloy. Along with the KTribe floor lamp are more prod­ucts from the KTribe family like the Ktribe Outdoor lamp, reflect­ing Starck’s focus on posi­tive reduc­tion and environmental consciousness. 

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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