Floor lamp (Inspired by 19th century Hurricane lamps). Limited edition design for the Clift Hotel. Chrome-plated metal, 2 Murano glass shades, interior and exterior, brass fittings, dimmer. 49 x 10.25 x 10.25 inches. Glass manufactured by Andromeda International, Murano, Italy.
Very good original condition; possible tiny dings to chrome base. Phillipe Starck, the son of an aircraft designer, has been designing since the late 1960s when he worked for various companies including Pierre Cardin. He gained notoriety in the early 1980s when he was appointed to design a room in President Francois Mitterands quarters in the Élysée Palace. In 1984, he achieved international prominence, virtually overnight, with his design of the Café Costes and the Costes chair produced by Driade. Since then, he has become one of the most famous and sought after designers in the world.
His works include full interiors, their furnishings, table-top wares in a variety of media, and utilitarian items such as juicers and toothbrushes. The Clift Hotel, now the Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel was designed in 1915 by George Applegarth, who also designed the Palace of the Legion of Honor, to serve crowds attending the Panama-Pacific International Exposition.Starck's juxtaposition of neoclassical and avant garde forms loaded with intellectual content created a memorably deadpan surrealism. The item "Rare Philippe Starck Floor Lamp for Clift Hotel" is in sale since Saturday, December 7, 2019. This item is in the category "Home & Garden\Lamps, Lighting & Ceiling Fans\Lamps". The seller is "modernartobject" and is located in San Francisco, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint lucia, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jordan, Cayman islands, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Paraguay, Uruguay, Saint kitts and nevis, Montserrat, Bangladesh, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Jersey, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Pakistan, Reunion.