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Philippe Starck’s Politique

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When Philippe Starck premiered his Gun collection for Flos at Milan’s Salone de Mobile, there were two distinct reactions: those who found the 18-karat gold replicas a brilliant statement about war and greed, and those who dismissed the products as a crass publicity stunt. But a month later at New York design store Moss, where over two dozen of the golden weapons are lined up like sentinels in the shop’s windows, the Frenchman insists that controversy was not his aim. “The press say that I’m a showman. Me, I’m not a showman. I live in the middle of nowhere, I never go to cocktails. Did we meet one time at cocktails? Never.”


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