This dood is wacky... but he definitely puts out some NICE products.
Quoted from Hypebeast:
One of the most famous and talented designer of our times, Philippe Starck, will be coming out with a new TV show on BBC Two called “Philippe Starck’s School of Design.” The show strives to find the next design all-star among a pool of 10 aspiring designers with a vision for the next “must have” products of the 21st Century. The 10 lucky people will get to work alongside Starck and his team in Paris for a period of several months, and the ultimate winner will join his team for an extended 6 months. No formal design training necessary, so if you think you got the necessary talent, this will be the chance of a lifetime.
Growing up I participated in a bunch of different sports; basketball, badminton, tennis, volleyball, just to name a few. Each one affecting or inspiring me in many different ways, but I realized there would always be this one common ground. This one universal feeling of striving to become better, learning, working at it, and then eventually achieving those goals. Like looking up at the 10 foot hoop, visualizing myself leaping, flying up there with ball in hand, throwing it down and grabbing that rim hanging, savouring it for just a moment. I would look up and say to myself, "one day Rich, one of these days it'll happen." ...
These types of accomplishments for me, these "days of flight" certainly don't happen everyday. In fact when they do happen, it always happens in a flash and then its over.