When you are a writer, a singer or a politician, you can make a revolution with an article, a song or a law. But for me, trying to shake things up with a lamp or a toothbrush, it's not easy.
The seminal designer Philippe Starck discusses the state of design and his creative drive.
I have enormous existential angst. The foundation of my life is not being sure I exist as I believe nothing exists. This is probably why, if I do some psychobabble, I work so much. It's a way to constantly remind myself that I do exist. I don't have any relationship with life. I barely have a relationship with death. I "under-feel" life. I need to remember death to know there is life. This is why I'm into astrophysics, quantum mechanics and relativity, into the micro-macro. When I can, I spend entire afternoons talking with astrophysicist Thibault Damour of the Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques (Ihes). I love working with him because he teaches me, and he says I have poetic visions inspired by maths and science.
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