Intricate, subtle and bold: exactly what you can expect from Markian.
Phillipe Standard makes storage beautiful. The Viera motif is boldly showcased on the doors of the exquisite credenza, and beautiful timber detailing creates depth and subtle intricacy.
With weighty pivoting doors, a Marblo by Markian top and a clean aluminium base, Phillipe Standard is a stand out piece. The two shelves on either side are there to help organise your space.
Customise Phillipe Standard to suit your space with your choice of Markian's nine colourways, designed to delight your senses and enliven your space.
Marblo by Markian Solid Surface.
Environmentally friendly MDF.
FSC Certified Timber Veneer.
Solid surfaces can be cleaned by wiping the surface with a damp cloth, then dry with a soft clean cloth or paper towel to prevent spotting.
8-10 weeks depending on volume of order.
“Subversive, ethical, ecological, political, humorous ... this is how I see my duty as a designer.” - Philippe Starck.
Philippe Starck, born 18 January 1949, is a French industrial architect and designer known for his wide range of designs, including interior design, architecture, household objects, furniture, boats and other vehicles.
From a childhood spent beneath the drawing tables of his aeroplane building, an aeronautic engineer father, he retained a primary lesson: everything should be organised elegantly and rigorously, in human relationships as much as in the concluding vision that presides over every creative gesture.
Starck studied at the École Nissim de Camondo, Paris, and in 1968 set up his first company, which produced inflatable objects. In 1983 Philippe Starck was discovered by the general public when, on the advice of Culture Minister Jack Lang, President François Mitterrand chose his project to decorate the private residence at the Elysée Palace. It symbolised an institutional recognition of design. The following year his international fame was confirmed thanks to the success of the Café Costes, a new venue that was both functional and elegant, that contained all the essence of Starck architecture while converging with the birth and blossoming of a community.
Parallel to his career as an interior designer, Starck developed an international reputation based on his wide range of industrial designs. Starck’s populist vision for design was best achieved in products such as water bottles, kitchen appliances, and toothbrushes, which were often sold at affordable price points and through mass-market venues. Rejecting design simply for the sake of beauty or as a symbol of wealth, Starck hoped that his work would improve people’s lives by adding an element of humour and surprise to everyday acts such as brushing teeth or cooking.
Starck also worked as an architect, with many commissions in Japan. His best-known works are the Asahi Beer Hall (1990) in Tokyo, and the Unhex Nani-Nani office building (1989), also in Tokyo, which has been described as a biomorphic shed.
At the turn of the 21st century, Starck created the so-called Ghost Chair, one of his most iconic designs. Produced for the Italian company Kartell, the Ghost Chair used modern materials and technology to transform the classic Louis XVI armchair into transparent seating that required no joinery.
A career rich with 10,000 creations - completed or yet to come - global fame and tireless protean inventiveness should never overshadow the essential. Philippe Starck has a mission, a vision: that creation, whatever form it takes, must improve the lives of as many people as possible.