A Starck raving birthday wish.

Happy birthday Philippe! Today we celebrate the designer who brought us the Louis Ghost Chair, Hudson Chair, Zikmu Wireless Speaker System and many other surprising forms that are both playful and serious expressions of design.

Louis Ghost Chair at DWRPhilippe Starck began his career designing nightclub interiors in Paris in the 1970s, which led to an invitation from President Francois Mitterand, who asked Starck to refurbish one of the private apartments in the Elysee Palace. The rest, as they say, is history. Today, Starck is one of the most recognized designers around the world, and he continues to delight us in his ability to transgress boundaries and subvert expectations. Cheers, Philippe. We hope you are celebrating in style.