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Starck reality

‘I’ve never seen anything chuffing like it,’ said one party goer at last night’s launch party for Ian Simpson’s Twin-tower Lumiere scheme in Leeds. He wasn’t wrong. Philippe Starck’s super-cool development company Yoo, which is working its magic on the interiors of the project, certainly knows how to put on a bash. The crowds – estimates put the number of revellers at nearly 1,000 – were greeted by a kettle band, fire-eaters, woman on stilts and the ubiquitous tuxedoed ...

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