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Designer for SLS LUX Also Made That War of the Worlds Juicer

Just tell us these orange juicers don't look exactly like one of those flesh-consuming tripods from War of the Worlds. Relatedly, Philippe Starck, the designer of these creepy-ass kitchen utensils, was just announced as the exclusive interior designer for the SLS Lux Philadelphia Hotel, which is set to be built at the former home of Philadelphia International Records at the corner of Broad and Spruce. The SLS LUX Philadelphia Hotel, a project by Dranoff Properties and sbe, will feature 152 boutique hotel rooms. Slated for construction beginning this fall, the 47-story tower will also house 90 condominiums that will begin at Floor 20 and extend through Floor 47.

Per the press release, "Every condominium will have open, airy floor plans with walls of windows, 10 foot ceilings, a full size balcony, and offer panoramic views of the city." Residents will also be able to dip into the "sumptuous" amenities offered to guests of the SLS LUX Philadelphia Hotel, including a landscaped sundeck, a 75' indoor pool, state-of-the-art fitness and a sumptuous, and a full-service spa.

"French design has long been a hallmark of Philadelphia's aesthetic," said Carl Dranoff, Founder and CEO of Dranoff Properties. "In the early twentieth century, it was Paul Philippe Cret who gave us the celebrated Rodin Museum, the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the Benjamin Franklin Bridge and the National Memorial Arch in Valley Forge. Today, it is Philippe Starck who is poised to redefine Philadelphia design with the SLS LUX Philadelphia Hotel."

Starck's work with sbe began in 2005 with "The Bazaar by Jose Andres" at SLS Beverly Hill, and has since served as the exclusive hotel interior designer for all SLS properties. Don't say we didn't warn you.


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· SLS International Hotel and Residences Coverage [Curbed Philly]