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XO by Starck
What does XO mean to you? A refined cognac? Kisses and hugs? For Phillipe Starck it’s a cross and a circle – two forms that do not seem to go together naturally, but in fact they do. They are simple and graphic, yet unexpected, and represent ‘crossing the line’, which is what good design is all about. In 1984, Phillippe Starck and Gérard Mialet both crossed the line when they decided to create a new design house – XO. Creating home accessories that explore new boundaries, XO masters the rich lexicon of time-honoured wood joiners, the technical lingo of mould-makers and plastic injectors, and the vernacular of ceramists and metal alchemists. While XO may not be a cognac label or a written display of affection, it’s furniture designs might bring something like the ecstasy of a rich alcohol or the comfort of a love message - or they might just bring a beautiful new look to your home.