Celebrating Kartell's 70th year with iconic designs

 

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.

 

 

Star designer Phillipe Starck was born in the same year as Kartell. Technological innovation, sustainable design and a strong emotional impact mark his many collaborations. Find some examples of Kartell’s many iconic designs below.

 

 
Kartell - Dining Armchairs - MASTERS by Phillipe Starck
 
 

MASTERS chairs by Phillipe Starck. Created in 2010, this lightweight chair won several design awards. It was relaunched in 2015 in new metallic colors. Stackable and suitable for outdoors.

 
 
Kartell - Dining Table - SIR GIO by Phillipe Starck
 
 

SIR GIO by Phillipe Starck. This table major technological innovation is the molded base that gives it high performance and stability. The transparent or smoky base can be combined with colorful glass tops.

 
 
Kartell - Tableware - JELLIES FAMILY by Patricia Urquiola
 
 

JELLIES FAMILY by Patricia Urquiola. Made in four soft transparent hues that can be used interchangeably. The combinations of colors create a whimsical, creative and sophisticated whole.

The name Jellies came from the organic patterns representing the molds that once existed in kitchens to make jellies.

 
 
Kartell - Tableware - glasses
 
 

There is much more to Kartell than beautiful design. Kartell also makes products for laboratories, such as test tubes, lightweight, highly resistant, and inexpensive as a natural alternative to glass.

 
 
Kartell - tableware for outdoor
 
 

Imagine that same technology applied to tableware for outdoor living. Hard to break plastic resists abrasion from utensils, contact with food, sun exposure, time, heat and detergents.

 

 
 
 

DUNES by Mario Bellini. Serving tray with a bright metallic finish that evokes the allure of traditional glass and silver in a modern material.

 
 
 
 

NAMASTE by Jean-Marie Massaud. Melamine trays with an organic and asymmetrical design reminiscent of flat stones. A natural color palette can be combined to create pleasant ton-sur-ton nuances.

 
 
Kartell - vases - Shangai - Mario Bellini
 
 

SHANGAI by Mario Bellini. Faceted vases that open as if driven by a whirling movement. In several colors and irregular geometric shapes that give them life in an alternation of light and shadows.

 
 
Kartell -  Decorative vases - SHINE by Eugeni Quitllet
 
 

SHINE by Eugeni Quitllet. Decorative vases in elegant déco-inspired geometries evoke old Miami. The finish of the material is so sophisticated that makes them seem literally made out of crystal.

 
 
Kartell -floor lamp - kabuki
 
 

KABUKI by Ferruccio Laviani Sophisticated technology creates a woven like surface that diffuses the light through the whole lamp as if going through delicate lace. Come see it in the showroom.

 
 
Kartell - lamps - BOURGIE by Ferruccio Laviani
 
 

BOURGIE by Ferruccio Laviani One of Kartell’s best sellers, it can be used in 3 different heights, making it suitable for a living room or by the bed. The pleated lampshade creates a myriad of reflections.

 
 
 
 

PLANET by Tokujin Yoshioka. A complete family of pendants, lamps, floor lamps and table lamps feature a slightly elliptical diffuser which is multifaceted inside and out, creating a rich tapestry of reflections.

 
 
Kartell - lamps - SPACE by Adam Tihany.
 
 

SPACE by Adam Tihany. The name refers to the Space Needle, the tower that made Seattle skyline famous served as inspiration for the futuristic silhouette of the lamp. USB rechargeable for outdoors.

 
 
Kartell - dining armchairs - MADAME by Phillipe Starck
 
 

MADAME by Phillipe Starck. Created to celebrate Emilio Pucci’s stores throughout the world. It features a capsule collection of abstract prints dedicated to Milan, NY, Paris, Rome, and Shanghai.

 
 
Kartell - dining armchairs
 
 

Kartell is certified to control and minimize environmental impact in a sustainable, effective and consistent manner. From raw materials to packaging, Kartell is 100% recyclable.

 
 
Kartell - tables and dining armchairs
 
 

All products are certified GREENGUARD for quality of indoor air. Air-conditioned spaces show a high concentration of pollution from finishing materials. Kartell products have low emission of pollutants, they are good for you.

 
 
Kartell - vases
 
 

Kartell loves the planet. The production of high quality, safe, reliable and recyclable design products is the company’s challenge as a protagonist in the coming years.

 
Vicky Levy