ktribe suspension lamp

ktribe suspension lamp

ktribe suspension lamp

Design Philippe Starck, 2005
Made in Italy by Flos

Ktribe has proven to be one of the more popular lamps of recent years. Designed by Philippe Starck using a special clear and silver polycarbonate. When lit, the lamp shade reveals a hidden inner diffuser for an effect that fits perfectly within the Starck mystique. The Ktribe suspension lamp is available in your choice of three sizes. S2 & S3 sizes available with either a transparent, aluminized silver or aluminized bronze finish diffuser.

As one of the best-known contemporary designers in the world, Philippe Starck has placed honesty and integrity at the core of his designs producing quality products with longevity & durability. He seems to understand, better than others our dreams, our desires, our needs, and our responsibility to the future, as well as the overriding need to respect his fellow citizens by making his work a political and civic act.

Bulb and 157" L (fluorescent version) or 137.7" (halogen version) cord, included. When the lamp is switched off, the internal diffuser is not visible.

S1: shade: 9.3" dia. | 7.4" h | 2.2 lbs. | cUL & UL listed
includes 1x75W G9 clear halogen bulb

S2: shade: 15.6" dia. | 11.8" h | 5.5 lbs. | cUL & UL listed
includes 1x150W T-10 medium frosted halogen or 26W PL G24Q-3 fluorescent bulb

S3: shade: 21.6" dia. | 17.5" h | 10 lbs. | cUL & UL listed
includes 1x250W T-10 medium frosted halogen or 42W PL G24Q-4 fluorescent bulb

S1: $425.00 + free shipping in the continental U.S.
(usually ships in 7-10 days)

Philippe Starck

Paris-born Philippe Patrick Starck (b. 1949) has a wide range of design, but is very well known for his consumer goods and interiors. He was educated in Paris at the École Camondo and founded his first design firm, which specialized in inflatable objects, in 1968. The next year, he became art director of his firm along with Pierre Cardin. He has worked both independently as an interior designer and as a product designer since 1975. After designing the private apartment interiors for French President François Mitterrand in 1982, his career began to climb significantly. In 1986 he joined Domus Academy Department of Design as an associate lecturer. Two of Starck's famous designs include stylized toothbrushes (1989) and a sleek juicer dubbed the Juicy Salif created for Alessi in 1990. The Juicy Salif has become an affordable and popular cult item.


The furniture manufacturers and entrepreneurs Dino Gavina and Cesare Cassina founded Flos which became one of the leading Italian light manufacturers in the second half of the 20th century. Its origins lay in the energy of Arturo Eisenkeil who, in 1959, was seeking to find applications for a new, plastic-based material that he was importing to Italy from the United States. Called ‘cocoon’, it was a spray-on plastic coating that Gavina and Cassina recognized as having potential for lighting design. From the outset, Flos established its reputation through its innovative lighting designs from Achille Castiglioni. The collaboration with Achille Castiglioni continued through the '90s, and in 1992 he introduced the "family of products" concept to the market with the Brera series. At the same time, Flos continued to scout for emerging talent at an international level. The first Philippe Starck lamp, Ârà, was produced in 1998, followed by the Miss Sissi lamp, Romeo Moon, and Archimoon series.
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