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Starck brewing 'fairly, if not very, revolutionary' Apple THING

'I regularly visit Steve Jobs' wife,' adds Frenchman

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Gallic product design hotshot Philippe Starck says he's working on a "fairly, if not very, revolutionary" project with Apple that will be out in time for Christmas.

Starck dropped the bombshell in an interview with French radio station France Info, but declined to elaborate on what he meant due to Apple's "secrecy cult", AFP reported.

"Indeed, we have a big project together that will be out in eight months," the Frenchman said, adding that the whatever-it-is will be "fairly, if not very, revolutionary".

The designer was chatting about his friendship with Steve Jobs when he mentioned the project, telling the show that he regularly visited the billionaire biz baron at his home in California and that he still goes there now to visit his wife.

"We used to love talking about interesting things," he said.

Starck is famous for turning regular household items, such as toothbrushes and chairs, into expensive designer gear, as well as designing buildings and beer halls. His arguably most famous product was the squid-like Starck Juicy Salif fruit botherer, so what he will do with already heftily priced Apple products will be interesting to see.

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