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Philippe Starck on designing a toilet brush

I can think of no better insight into what it is to be French; no better illustration of what it is to be civilised. And he's funny too. He says that he is not intelligent. He says he designs to prove he has a right to exist. But there is much here that is profound; expressed in a childishly open way without any apparent fear of seeming a fool.  If only the English could get over their pride and be this way more often.

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