Starck Reality Contrast

Just a few months ago Philippe Starck was announcing the death of design. Never one to be taken too seriously, Philippe Starck is set to contradict himself once again and launch a new reality television show. Produced by the BBC and scheduled to air on BBC 2 next year, Philippe Starck’s “School of Design” will feature ten aspiring product designers that will be given the opportunity to work alongside Starck and his design team over a period of several months. The series will be filmed at the designer’s Paris studio where the participants will be tasked to design and create ‘the next must-have products of the 21st century’ according to the producers. The production Twofour Group is looking for “aspiring designers from all over the UK, from all walks of life, as well as designers that have taken less traditional routes into design” and fighting for a chance to be the one selected to work at Starck’s studio for six months. I will be watching with morbid curiosity as we are compelled to sit through over acted “real” moments where Philippe berates young designers to the point of suicide, all to make the perfect fly swatter.

Twofour will begin filming the series later this year, and interested participants should e-mail: [email protected]


  • zippyflounder says:

    hey start a grass roots viral thing to sneek in a dark horse into this thing, say a ID/engineer with as much experiance as Stark, almost as many products and is even more onery….like old zippy here…would make for great TV…(zippfloundr in this corner vrs stark…who will back down first…aint going to be zip) and whe know who would be voted off first. LOL.

  • Jason says:

    why is the first ID related show given to this guy to profit off of. I can think of 10 egotistical designers who deserve it more. Great exit plan Starck, denounce design and swear it off for life… right after your own TV show.

    • ModuleS says:

      I don’t know what to think about this guy but I do know one thing and that he knows how to damn market himself.

  • paul sandip says:

    I would love to watch this show!

  • carl says:

    i have got more love for a designer who makes it on their own. you dont need the advice of this ‘DESIGNASAUR’ to forward your career. he was king in the self obsessed 80’s crumbled in the curvy 90’s and is dead in the water in the conscious 00’s.

    Every dog has his day and for this designer, design IS dead…!

  • igreenspot says:

    what an irony, “School of Design”, and the designers will be working with someone who said design is dead

  • paul sandip says:

    i don’t understand…why most of the designers are more interested in what S+ARCK has said…and not what he has done.

    i feel he is a true design icon!

  • PRegadas says:

    Greate job Monsieur Stark, another strategy to self promotion…or kill the design?….No…no…it´s a educational ofensive to promote the design to mass population….nice…..i´ts showtime…i sugest to call Mr. Trump and Sir Richard to join you in the show….bombastic! ;P

  • Agustin Zea says:

    I think that a documental of Starck and how he works will be really interesting, but if is real, I heard that working for him is pretty stressful

  • TH says:

    I’m just wondering how those 10 designer hopefuls will fit into the screen with Starck’s massive ego…

    This could be really good – an old warhorse of design, one that is highly critical of the industry and even his own work, challenging the new candidates to think about their work and push them to come up with design that has something new. Or, it could just serve as shameless self-promotion of a patronising know-it-all, who boosts his own ego at the expense of the fledgling designers and bores everyone to death with his hypocritical blabber. 🙂

  • zuy says:

    Augustin Zea , tell more about “I heard that working for him is pretty stressful”

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