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That Apple Project & Philippe Starck : The Translated Interview

We tracked down the interview of Phillippe Starck where he sheds more light on his relationship with Steve Jobs and the mysterious project (not product) he's working on.

Philippe Vandel, the presenter of "Tout et Son Contraire" (everything and its opposite), a radio programme on the French equivalent of the BBC, France Inter, invited Starck to discuss about a number of things including the laying of the first stone for Mapuce, a restaurant for flea market.

He swiftly moved on to Starck's relationship with Apple's co-founder and asked whether he and Steve Jobs met because they were working on projects together or just for the joy of swapping [ideas, concepts etc].

He replied "For the last seven years, I went to see him once per month at Palo Alto and by the way, I am going there on Monday (today) because even if he is now dead, I am going to meet his wife and we liked to speak about interesting things and in fact, there is a big project which will come out in eight months".

When Vandel asked him, what will it be. He said "you know, with Apple, it's a religious cult of secrecy, we shall say". Vandel replied, how far, "quite revolutionary, we can say, if not more".

He also talked about this collaboration with Virgin Galatic. The first flights, he said, would be in six or seven months, before the end of 2012, with the long delay caused by the explosion of an engine.

Source : France Info (opens in new tab)

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.