Friday, August 18, 2006

Philippe Starck for Baccarat

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Is Philippe Starck a genius or a poseur? Sometimes I wonder about this, as I do with other high-profile designers, including Karim Rashid.
Interestingly, The Financial Times had an article about Starck's rocket-shaped lemon juicer, in which Starck was referred to a "genius/charlatan."
But I love this candlestick that Starck designed for Baccarat, the manufacturer of fine crystal. It features a traditional candlestick stem with a Starck twist - a black shade and bowled candleholder, much like the Miss K Table Lamp that Starck designed for Flos, the lighting manufacturer.

This candlestick is featured in the September 2006 issue of Shop ETC, and costs a mere $850.00 (OK, I'm being sardonic). The immensely popular blog design*sponge out-scooped Shop ETC back in May. For other great candlesticks, visit : Style Page: Tag: Candles

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