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Will Baby Bottles by Philippe Starck Kill Design?

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Architect Michael Graves did it. . . Now the French designer Philippe Starck has launched a line of household goods for Target stores. Is high-end design being knocked off its elitist pedestal by the mass-marketing of products by brand name designers? Monsieur Starck and others about "democratic design." Starck is best known in the US for his line of trend-setting hotels for Ian Schrager, including the Delano in Miami and the Mondrian here in Los Angeles. Our guests address "democratic design". Paola Antonelli, Curator of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and responsible for some of MOMA's most interesting exhibits in the last decade. Alice Cuneo, the National Retail Editor for Advertising Age, joins us from San Francisco. Wesley Jessup, Exec Director of the new Pasadena Museum of California Art, joins us regarding their plans to launch a biennial of design and architecture. More information on PMCA's events can be found on www.pmcaonline.org or by calling 626 568 3665.
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Frances Anderton