House of Starck
REVISITING THE PIECES THAT MADE AN ICON OF PHILIPPE STARCK
WALTER WAYLE II WALL CLOCK (1988) The second edition of the Walter Wayle wall clock has two finger-like hands sketched after an animal’s horn when viewed from the side. The modern timepiece doubles as an art installment as it slowly turns without any cover or numbers to actually tell time. DR. KISS TOOTHBRUSH (1996) With the brush shaped like a quill curving out of an inkwell, most people say that Dr. Kiss is Starck’s love letter to Brancusi’s Bird in Space— in the form of something as practical as a toothbrush. Its prototype from 1949 is now included in the MoMA collection. GHOST CHAIR (2002) It’s an unconventional take on the classic Louis XVI armchair, designed with a clear plastic body that’s arguably just as elegant as the original imperial throne. With millions sold, the Ghost Chair has since been regarded as an indispensable emblem of modern furniture.