Starck’s career started to climb in earnest in 1982 when he designed the interior for the private apartments of the French President.
Starck has worked independently as an interior designer and as a product designer since 1975. Most notably, in 2002, he created a number of relatively inexpensive product designs for the large American retailer Target Stores.
His most recent notable designs include an optical mouse for Microsoft, yachts, and even new packaging for a beer company. He was commissioned to design the Virgin Galactic “spaceport” in New Mexico (Foster and Partners are its architects).
He made the exhibit Democratic Ecology with Pramac.
In autumn 2009 Starck appeared in a BBC Two programme ‘Design for Life’ in which 12 aspiring design students competed to gain a six-month placement with Starck’s Paris based company.