Philippe Starck有自己一套的理念和視野, 「不論是什麼產品, 創造就是要盡量令市民的生活更好」。他相信這個如此轟烈而顛覆、反叛但仁慈、務實的責任每個人都要負起。這就是他設計的理念。無論是日常生活用品, 還是革命性的豪華遊艇, 小型風車發電機或電子車等等, 都在激發身邊的人和事, 希望推動大家在設計上追求更高的準則。他這個設計想法令他開始全新的計劃, 把好的設計變得平民, 不再是社會階層頂層的人才可享有。因此有了塑膠製家具系列, 大大減低生產成本, 令更多市民負擔得起。
Philippe Starck has a mission and a vision: creation, whatever shape it takes, must make life better for the largest number of people possible. Starck believes this highly poetic, political, rebellious, benevolent, pragmatic and subversive duty must be borne by all, and he resumes it with the humour that has accompanied his approach since the earliest days: “No one is obliged to be a genius, but everyone has to take part.” From everyday products such as furniture and lemon squeezers, to revolutionary mega-yachts, micro wind-turbines, electric cars, and hotels that aspire to be wondrous, stimulating and intensely vibrant places, Starck never ceases to push the boundaries and criteria of contemporary design. Through his "democratic design" concept, Starck has campaigned for well-designed objects that are not just aimed for upper-tiered incomes. He has expressed this as a utopian ideal. One of the ways Philippe Starck has economized costs for the public, is his plastic-furniture line, producing pieces such as the Kartell Louis Ghost chair, over a million of which have been sold.