STARCK recalls spending his childhood underneath his father's drawing boards, hours spent sawing, cutting, gluing, sanding, dismantling bikes, motor cycles and other objects. The world's museums are unerring. Paris, New York, Munich, London, Chicago, Kyoto, Barcelona – all exhibit his work as that of a master. Prizes and awards are showered on him: designer of the year, Grand Prix for Industrial Design, the Oscar for Design, Officier des Arts et des Lettres, Monaco Show Boats, and many more. Always and everywhere, he seems to understand better than any other our dreams, our desires, our needs, and our responsibility to the future, as well the overriding need to respect his fellow citizens by making his work a political and a civic act. Crazy, warm yet terribly lucid, he draws without respite, out of necessity, driven by a sense of urgency, for him and for others. He touches us through his work, which is fine and intelligent indeed, but most of all touches us because he puts his heart into that work, creating objects that are good even before they are beautiful. ED MAE COOPER (journalist). Wall mounted fixture providing diffused lighting; a switch located near the diffuser allows for 4-level light adjustment via a “remote” dimmer. Cover rose in die-cast, polished and chrome-plated Zamak alloy. Arm and diffuser support in polished aluminum tube. Injection-molded PC (polycarbonate) inner diffuser opal color. Outer diffusers in transparent or fumèe PMMA (polymethylmethacrylate) and silver or bronze on the inner surface, by vacuum aluminum coating. Injection-molded PC (polycarbonate) upper ring, completely transparent, or transparent brown for the outer bronze diffuser. Features: -Designed by Philippe Starck. -Diffuser dimensions: 9.4" Dia. x 7.4" H.