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by Lori Shearer last modified Jan 26, 2012

Lately in my travels I have had the pleasure of experiencing the places and spaces of French designer Philippe Starck - perhaps the most influential designer of our time. Starck's approach to design is unique, and he exhibits such a...




 

 

Lately in my travels I have had the pleasure of experiencing the places and spaces of French designer Philippe Starck - perhaps the most influential designer of our time. Starck's approach to design is unique, and he exhibits such a range from his simple product designs to lavish interiors. (You may remember the collaboration he did with Target back in 2002.) He has notably stated that he is never satisfied with his work which, perhaps, continues to fuel his drive for perfection.

Here are some highlights of Starck designed modern architecture and interiors in Beverly Hills, New York City and Paris. You can view his full portfolio at the Philippe Starck website: www.starck.com  

The Bazaar, SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills

http://thebazaar.com/

The Bazaar restaurant in the heart of Beverly Hills will not disappoint. From the people watching to the eclectic menu to the layout of the restaurant - your senses will be in overdrive. For each course you'll be seated in a different themed area of the restaurant at communal style tables. Try to get by the chef's table for your main course and be sure to save room for the delicious dessert bar. There's even a section of retail items with wonderful finds and gadgets. To top it off stop at the outside lounge bar on your way out.

Bazzar, SLS hotel, menu 

Bazzar, SLS, dessert bar

SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills

www.starwood.com

Owned by Starwood hotels the SLS Hotel is a good choice if you are looking for excitement in LA. In addition to the standard amenities you would expect, there are pool tables on each floor, the bath products come in full sizes, and the concierge staff has the hook up to all the best spots in town. In our case they even went to the same place they recommended to us for the night!

SLS Hotel Beverly Hills

SLS Hotel Lobby

SLS Hotel, bathroom

SLS Hotel rooftop pool

Hudson Hotel in New York City

http://www.hudsonhotel.com

The Hudson Hotel is conveniently located near Columbus Circle in New York. It is steps away from Central Park and across from the Time Warner center with plenty of shops and a Whole Foods at the bottom. The hip hotel has hidden design surprises at every turn. With a cafeteria style restaurant on-site and lovely rooftop terrace, it's a refreshing boutique hotel with affordable prices for NYC. 

Hudson Hotel NYC Exterior

Hudson Hotel Lobby

Hudson Hotel bar

Le Royal Monceau in Paris

http://www.raffles.com/paris/

A true gem in Paris, the Le Royal Monceau will whisk you away with its charm and luxury. Located in Philippe Starck's native Paris he certainly put his best foot forward with the hotel renovation and design. The restaurant scene on property offers white glove service or casual dining if you prefer. You'll want to book a spa appointment at the Spa My Blend by Clarins which was also designed by Starck. After walking the nearby Champs-Élysées and admiring the Arc de Triomphe your feet will need a good rub down!

Le Royal Monceau, exterior

Le Royal Monceau, lobby

Le Royal Monceau, cappucino

Restaurant Bon in Paris

http://www.restaurantbon.fr/indexacc.html

Off the beaten path and a true local spot, Restaurant Bon restaurant delivers on both design and cuisine. The modern restaurant features Asian-fusion dishes and pockets of different decor. I highly recommend the seating in the library room - other choices include the boudoir, the fireplace room, or the vinotheque.

Bon, restaurant Paris

Bon, restaurant lamp

Bon, Paris by Philippe Starck

Kong Bar and Restaurant in Paris

http://www.kong.fr/

A few steps off the Seine river bank Kong Bar and Restaurant makes for an superb evening out or an amazing brunch on the windowed, rooftop terrace. You can't miss the Asian influences like the boy pictured in the bathroom or the random faces adorning the place. Kong has a good section of local and traditional cocktails - the Rossini (champagne, creme de fraise, puree de fraise) was a big hit! 

Kong, restaurant lobby

Kong, restaurant dining

Kong, restaurant terrace
Kong, restaurant bathroom

Kong, paris bar



 

 

 
 
 

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