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Romeo Soft Table Lamp

c. 1996

by Philippe Starck
for Flos

Romeo Soft table lamp is a part of the Romeo family, a collec­tion of lamps that are inno­v­a­tive and show designer Philippe Starck’s passion for ethical living. Romeo Soft provides diffused light through a plissé cloth shade and acid-etched pressed borosil­i­cate glass inter­nal diffuser. The strik­ing steel stem is grey painted, and the base and yoke are die-cast aluminum. There is an injec­tion-molded trans­par­ent PC (poly­car­bon­ate; UL-94 V2) diffuser support with a 0% to 100% dimmer switch. Romeo Soft brings beauty to the world in a tangi­ble and accessible way. 

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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