Kartell is a well-known brand but there is a lot more to the name than fun and colorful objects. Innovation, Technology and Sustainability are the foundation to the Democratic Design philosophy of the iconic brand.
INNOVATION: World renowned designer Phillipe Starck and Kartell are both celebrating 70 years in 2019. Pioneers in transforming plastic to create and produce designer furniture, his many collaborations combine technological and industrial aspects of plastic with a cultural and aesthetic approach.
A true innovator, Philippe Starck was recently awarded one of the design community’s most prestigious honors, the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award. The news came as he launched new furnishings for manufacturers including Kartell, and Flos, both brands represented by Bello Spazio.
TECHNOLOGY: There is much more to Kartell than beautiful design. Kartell supplies lab products such as test tubes and graduated vessels, creating products that are lightweight, highly resistant, and a natural alternative to glass.
Imagine that same technology applied to plates, bowls, glasses and trays suitable for outdoor living. The same consideration taken for a lab environment is applied to hard to break tableware that resists abrasion from utensils, contact with food, sun exposure, aging effects, thermal stress and detergents.
SUSTAINABILITY: Kartell currently holds certifications ISO 9001 for product quality and ISO 14001 for Environmental Management System. It attests the company controls and minimizes environmental impact in a sustainable, effective and consistent manner. From raw materials to packaging, Kartell is 100% recyclable.
All products are certified GREENGUARD, safeguarding quality of indoor air. Closed environments such as air conditioned spaces show high concentration of pollution. This is released by finishing materials. Kartell products have low emission of pollutants, they are good for you.
Kartell loves the planet. The production of high quality, safe, reliable and recyclable design products with low environmental impact is the company’s challenge as protagonist in the coming years.