Philippe Starck: Wax On

Philippe Starck
It's not every day that someone new joins the collection at Paris’ Musee Grevin, a waxworks museum founded 1882. And never before has their collection featured a designer. Now, design guru Philippe Starck makes French history as he joins their waxworks collection on June 15.

Starck is a particularly appropriate addition as "one of the most world-known contemporary French creators," according to the Grevin museum in a statement. He is known for iconic cult items like the Juicy Salif and mass production of his New Design pieces. His wax model will appropriately feature Starck leaning a hand on one of his best-known pieces, a Louis Ghost chair.

I'm thrilled at the museum's decision to honor someone famous for talents outside of the typical entertainment field. Starck's wax figure may draw new attention and interest to the design industry everywhere. Now we just need Madame Tussaud's to join in.

What do you think of the Musee Grevin's choice to (finally!) include a designer?

Who else would you like to see commemorated in wax?

–Lillian Civantos

One Comment

  1. Philippe Starck is the only designer that really inspired me. I am interested in anything he does!