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Kartell

‘’Kartell - The Culture of Plastics’’… In just over 50 years, this famous Italian company has revolutionised plastic, elevating it and propelling it into the refined world of luxury. Today, Kartell has more than a hundred showrooms all over the world and a good number of its creations have become cult pieces on display in the most prestigious museums. The famous Kartell Louis Ghost armchair has the most sales for armchairs in the world, with 1.5 million sales! Challenging the material, constantly...
‘’Kartell - The Culture of Plastics’’… In just over 50 years, this famous Italian company has revolutionised plastic, elevating it and propelling it into the refined world of luxury. Today, Kartell has more than a hundred showrooms all over the world and a good number of its creations have become cult pieces on display in the most prestigious museums. The famous Kartell Louis Ghost armchair has the most sales for armchairs in the world, with 1.5 million sales! Challenging the material, constantly researching new tactile, visual and aesthetic effects - Kartell faces every challenge! With more than 60 years of experience of dealing with plastic, the brand has a unique know-how and an unquenchable thirst for innovation. Kartell harnesses technological progress: notably, we owe them for the first totally transparent plastic chair, injection moulds, laser welding and more!
 
Kartell is a true family success story! In 1950, the engineer Giulio Castelli and his wife, the architect Anna Castelli Ferrieri, founded the company, specialising in the industrial production of plastic accessories. The couple quickly decided to make products for homes. At that time, wood and sober shades were the norm in middle-class interiors, while plastic had no place. The Castellis wanted to revolutionise the home and bring plastic furniture into the middle class's living rooms.... Therefore, they needed to create a new design for a new material. In order to do so, they completely reinvented plastic by creating innovative forms and infusing them with colour and transparency. A true Italian design pioneer, Anna Castelli Ferrieri managed to create her own interpretation of this new material and to invent an elegant, meticulous and intelligent formal language. In 1967, the Universal 4867 chair, by Joe Colombo, appeared in the Kartell catalogue. It was the first model to be made by injection-moulding in the world. Kartell's creations have formed part of MoMa, as well as hallways all over the world. In 1979, Kartell received a Compasso d'Oro, becoming the first design company to receive one. 
 
In 1988, Giulio Castelli entrusted the management of the company to his son-in-law, Claudio Luti, who is the current president of Kartell. The former right-hand man of Gianni Versace, Claudio Luti has breathed new life into the company by taking inspiration from the world of fashion: the idea of collections which mark the seasons, firm favourite purchases and so on. He decided to go upmarket, invest in technical research and present products in tailored boutiques. Partnerships with leading international designers keep on coming:  Ron Arad, Piero Lissoni, Patrick Jouin, the Bouroullec brothers, Ferruccio Laviani, and more. A long-time collaborator, Philippe Starck  has been the brand's essential designer since the 1990s. In 1998,  Philippe Starck designed the La Marie chair and Kartell became the first company in the world to create a completely transparent chair. From the Louis Ghost chair to the more recent Masters chair, they have achieved one success after another together, united by their desire for innovation. In the words of Philippe Starck, Kartell's products ‘’are as well designed as they are made and perfectly fit their time thanks to their very reasonable prices".

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  1. Ghost
  2. Masters
  3. Bookworm
  4. Componibili
  5. Jellies Family
  6. Uncle
  7. T-Table
  8. Trix
  9. Trays
  10. Trama
  11. Top Top
  12. Tip Top
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  14. Stone
  15. Spoon
  16. Sparkle
Designer
  1. Philippe Starck
  2. Piero Lissoni
  3. Patricia Urquiola
  4. Alessandro Mendini
  5. Ambroise Maggiar
  6. Andries Hiroko Van Onck
  7. Anna Castelli Ferrieri
  8. Antonio Citterio
  9. Carlo Tamborini
  10. Christophe Pillet
  11. Davide Oldani
  12. Ettore Sottsass
  13. Front
  14. Gino Colombini
  15. Giotto Stoppino
  16. Jean-Marie Massaud
  17. Joe Colombo
  18. Marcel Wanders
  19. Mario Bellini
  20. Michele de Lucchi
  21. Nendo
  22. Olaf Von Bohr
  23. Oliver Löw
  24. Paolo Rizzatto
  25. Patrick Jouin
  26. Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec
  27. Ron Arad
  28. Sergio Schito
  29. Ufficio Tecnico Kartell
  30. Vico Magistretti
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  2. Glass
  3. Leather
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  5. Stone
  6. Wood
Type
  1. Storage
  2. Ice bucket
  3. Placemat
  4. Sugar bowl
  5. Table
  6. Children table
  7. Rug
  8. Coffee cup
  9. Plate
  10. Refill
  11. Swivel armchair
  12. Armchair on casters
  13. Rocking horse
  14. Stool
  15. Folding chair
  16. Mobile container
  17. Foldable table
  18. Padded armchair
  19. Armchair-bed
  20. Wall clock
  21. Stackable armchair
  22. Stacking chair
  23. Bar chair
  24. Adjustable bar stool
  25. Swivel bar stool
  26. Stackable bar stool
  27. Stackable stool
  28. Straight sofa
  29. 3 & more seater sofa
  30. 2 seater sofa
  31. Capsule
  32. Electronic pomander
  33. Garden table
  34. Desk clock
  35. Toy car
  36. Riding toy
  37. Wall-mounted towel rail
  38. Shelf
  39. Dessert plate
  40. Soup plate
  41. Small dish
  42. Presentation plate
  43. Tray
  44. Serving dish
  45. Basket
  46. Low console
  47. Coffee table
  48. Vase
  49. Salad bowl
  50. Bowl
  51. Cushion
  52. Armchair
  53. Carafe
  54. Glass
  55. Bottle rack
  56. Centrepiece
  57. Chair
  58. Rocking chair
  59. Candelabra
  60. Storage unit
  61. Dresser
  62. Shoes
  63. Chest of drawers
  64. Basket
  65. Wastepaper basket
  66. Umbrella holder
  67. Dish
  68. Champagne glass
  69. Stepladder
  70. Children armchair
  71. End table
  72. Aroma vaporizer
  73. Flowerpot
  74. Bedside table
  75. Hook
  76. Magazine holder
  77. Coat stand
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