Renowned French designer is reportedly working with Apple on a ‘revolutionary’ new project

Renowned French designer is reportedly working with Apple on a ‘revolutionary’ new project
Known to produce some amazing and revolutionary gadgets, it seems as though Apple is gearing up with yet another beauty of some kind that will follow in the same line as its previous bountiful offerings – such as the Macintosh, iPhone, and iPad. Today, there is a new report about one specific renowned French designer that’s alleged to be working with Apple on a ‘revolutionary’ new project.

Although you might not be familiar with the name, the person in question is French designer Philippe Starck, who is credited in many designs ranging from hotels, toothbrushes, and a variety of consumer electronics devices that are sold in Apple Stores. Sure, one would think that Apple’s very own Sir Jony Ive would be involved strictly with this so-called new ‘revolutionary’ project, but Starck claims he’s the one to tackle it instead. In fact, he made the bold remarks during an interview with a French TV show, and that it’ll “be out in eight months.”

Frankly, the first thing to come to mind is some kind of flat-panel “iTV,” but the vague mention of a project can mean other things – like a new Apple Store concept or something else altogether. Nevertheless, Starck claims to have met Steve Jobs on numerous occasions, and went on to say, “for seven years I came to see him once a month in Palo Alto and elsewhere.

Normally, we don’t hear from designers that often about uncovering some information regarding a new Apple project, so it’s surprising to hear Starck making them public so early on in the project’s timeline. Well, if this is all real, we can expect to see this revolutionary project unveiled sometime at the end of the year in December.

**Update**

Something surely smelled fishy from the start regarding this new 'revolutionary' new project that Starck alleges to be a part of. Actually, an Apple spokeswoman stated that the company isn't working on a new project with the renowned French designer. Furthermore, it's believed that the revolutionary project was nothing more than a yacht that he was working with Steve Jobs prior to his death. When questioned again for more details about his previous remarks, Starck didn't provide any additional stuff. Considering that Apple has a reputation of keeping big projects hush, it obviously surprised us to hear someone breaking that code of silence.

source: Le Figaro (translated) & All Things D via BGR

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38 Comments

1. eaxvac

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

oh god sake, not again.

3. ddxmms

Posts: 170; Member since: Feb 09, 2012

every body knows that the french people cant hold their tongues in their mouths for long time..kiss a french girl and you will know what i mean..lol

4. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

its never been done before!...on an iPhone

5. AppleConspiracy

Posts: 637; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Phillipe Starck is probably the most famous product designer in the world, I'm curios how come they didn't hire him before. Microsoft was pretty unsuccesful when he cooperated with them on Microsoft Starck mouse, although it was a great and beautiful mouse. Starck is a celebrity more than a designer, though, and his carrier is based on hype and red carpet. His studios deliver outstanding design, and this cooperation with Apple could be even more potent in terms of final product. Of course, his cooperation is probably another celebrity show-off, nothing more. He is allowed to say about the project because he has authority of his own, even when it's project with Apple. Great marketing, and most importantly, more money for both Apple and Starck!

14. Fallout09

Posts: 421; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Are you smoking crack? That mouse looks terrible. MS did a better job with their Arc mouse.

26. AppleConspiracy

Posts: 637; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

There is a reason Phillipe Starck is a renowned product designer and you are obviously not, and that reason could be easily understood from your words.

23. frmrVZguy

Posts: 42; Member since: Mar 10, 2012

This is a pure guess, but the next really interesting tech is flexible displays; and an art-sy kind of guy might just be able to obtain a pre-production-ready example with the aid of a company with $600billion dollars in assets. The new 'electronic Chihuly'?.... Apple-style......that would wow me....

28. Alistaire

Posts: 132; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

like the lemon juicer that corrodes each time one squeezed a lemon? or the electric kettle with the "do not get wet" warning label? or the hotel lobby of the royalton hotel that falls apart the 1st day it opened? Or the Evian water bottle for NY fashion week that leaks? Great Choice of Designer!

9. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1770; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Tony Stark > Philippe Starck

12. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Let me guess - big screen with LTE radio?? WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

16. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Isn't that all android is?

19. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1770; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

mostly, and now Apple wants to copy

25. HTCFreak

Posts: 156; Member since: Jul 17, 2010

So if a phone has LTE and now another phone has it, do you really think it's copying? No! But when it's apple, you do? Please grow up!

27. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1770; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

its called a joke calm the f**k down

31. u-suck-more

Posts: 529; Member since: Aug 26, 2011

someone needs a chill pill

13. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

This is exciting. It's also a smart move for the French market as Apple's products haven't done as well there.

17. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

Taco50 has an erection...lol!!!

21. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

A girl having an erection??

22. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

Yeah,it's called a ladyboy...lol

35. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

or hermaphrodite

34. Mandroid

Posts: 209; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

A raging 3 incher, hide your eyesheep!

15. MEeee

Posts: 387; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

It's going to be rounded corners, rectangular Samsung SmartTV with Apple logo.

18. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1770; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

it will be called the iBrush. A toothbrush that reminds you to brush your teeth because it has an Apple logo so you must have it and cant put it down....REVOLUTIONARY

20. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

How unoriginal and not funny.

36. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

yeah most of the people here recycle the same old jokes just with different words in them and think they're comedians

37. Mandroid

Posts: 209; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

Just like your inbred peasants lineage. Unoriginal and unfunny.

30. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Hmm, it will be called the iDROID....

32. u-suck-more

Posts: 529; Member since: Aug 26, 2011

every Apple product has been marketed as ''Revolutionary''.. and so far, other than the retina display, nothing revolutionary has really caught my eye from Apple.. most likely because they copy and claim it's theirs

33. Mandroid

Posts: 209; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

Revolutionary NEW apple product? New ipod or ipad confirmed. Yawn.

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