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KTribe Outdoor Floor Lamp

c. 2011

by Philippe Starck
for Flos

As another addi­tion to the KTribe family, the KTribe Outdoor Floor Lamp offers a soft, diffused glow for outdoor use. The modern, braided PVC tubes of the outer diffuser design aids in the overall stream­lined look, avail­able in Green Wall and Panama. The base and stem support are die-cast aluminum, and its struc­tural parts are crafted to protect against atmospheric agents. 

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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