Philippe Starck is one of the leading contemporary European designers. Born in Paris in 1949, he is a creative and brilliant self-taught artist, renowned for creativity and rigor in the international design scene. L'Enfant Terrible designs cult design elements that are light, economical, playful and surprising. Also esteemed in the field of architecture, he is the winner of important awards such as the Grand Prix National de la Création Industrielle in 1988 and the Honor Award of the American Institute of Architects in 1992, for the Paramount Hotel in New York. His numerous projects are exhibited in the most important world art and design museums.