Philippe Starck (b. 1949) is a prominent French industrial designer known for his eclectic designs that blend popular culture, technology, and functionality to create playful and ergonomic objects. Born in Paris, he studied at the École Camondo there, and his first company venture was Starck Product, later becoming Ubik. His practice is widespread, spanning architecture, furniture, lighting, office equipment, toys, accoutrement, publishing, and food, as well as land, sea, and air vehicles. His designs are featured in the collections of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Brooklyn Museum.