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Design for Life, BBC2

Design for Life, BBC2

Starck's a guru who ignores TV imperatives for once

Design for Life: Meet the Starck 'tribe'
Design for Life is a new BBC2 series about the philosophy of Philippe Starck, he of the iconic ‘space rocket’ lemon-juicer, in the form of an Apprentice-style reality show. It was also an intriguing insight into the control exercised by producers of such shows - for, unlike The Apprentice et al, the choice of contestants and the nature of the challenges were left to Starck himself. ‘Bloody terrifying’ was how Joe Houlihan, the executive producer, described to me the experience of delegating his powers to somebody who didn’t have the imperatives of television foremost in his mind.

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