Son of an Aeronautical Engineer, Philippe Starck is a French designer who also worked as an architect and is known for his wide range of designs including everything from interior design to household objects to boats to watches. He is one of the most famous designers and interior architects of our time. Celebrated for his free spirit and unconventional style. His design for the private apartments in the Élysée Palace (1983–84) in Paris for French President François Mitterrand first gained international attention and ever since he became a household name in many establishments and residential setting. From everyday objects to sensational interior design, Starck sets international benchmarks with his design. His creations are on show in museums and exhibitions. All over the world.