At the Salone del Mobile 2018, Kartell’s technological innovation launches the design revolution, in a style that explores new frontiers of contemporary housing. The world evolves and becomes “smart”: our devices are intelligent, the objects that surround us are intelligent, the future will be intelligent. It is a journey in continuous evolution that marks many aspects of our lives and that constantly imposes the change on our way of being and the transformation of our daily life. Kartell could not remain indifferent to this evolution, not only formal but also cultural and customs. The design comes out of the classical scheme of the form/function relationship and technological innovation (always heritage of the brand, both in the use of objects and in the materials used) and triggers a true intelligent revolution.
Wood, by Philippe Starck
Through constant technological research, Kartell can now use wood in a completely innovative way: thanks to a special patent, the wood is made with a mould capable of pushing the curvature of the panel to the limit and creating the seat shell with a roundness sinuous
“WOODY responds to a desire but also to a need for wood. This collection is not a fantasy because it is based on the basic need of man to surround himself with symbols that evoke nature and allow us to foresee the future. After 30 years of research, we have finally created wooden chairs that truly express the essence of wood, thanks to the alliance with plastic. ” – Philippe Starck
BIO, by Antonio Citterio
Kartell, always attentive to eco-sustainable processes to obtain a product completely recyclable and certified, it continues its search path in the bio world to reach the day of today, after a few years of research, to a sustainable and biodegradable material that responds to the same time, to the functional and structural requirements of a design product.
“For a designer, work on the evolution of materials and above all, with biodegradable products in time it is, from the point of view of the investigation, an extraordinary step “. – Antonio Citterio
Smart Table, by Piero Lissoni
Kartell explores new ways of living and sharing spaces, with solutions that unite innovative decoration proposals paying attention to coexistence. For a new idea of home, intelligent and cosy at the same time.
“The new Kartell table wants only to do its work of table and from time to time, when necessary, it could even become a kind of cooking plate: it is a table that mysteriously transforms into something different”. – Piero Lissoni
Outdoor, Sun Tan Collection by Philippe Starck
The collection explores the universal form of pool furniture. A search for forms and ideology, that with a subtraction movement, part of the essence to redesign seats and stretchers for outdoor with precise characteristics: light, stackable, indestructible and extremely functional.
“SUN TAN is a generic collection of garden and pool furniture, which finds its elegant discretion in the minimum. Very light, completely indestructible, easily stackable and storable, this collection privileges ergonomics for extreme functionality “. – Philippe Starck
The family of soft and complements of decoration is completed with new products that enrich the Kartell lifestyle, betting on the simplicity of the forms and materials with a high technological content, that dresses up the living room with a unique style and with a transforming soul but filled with personality.
“Kartell continues working on a double innovation of stylistic and technological type. Each year a new place to sit is added: it is a kind of family that is being completed little by little, and the new sofa will combine very well with the rest of the collection “. – Piero Lissoni
Kartell seats have always been the most successful products of the brand. The chairs, armchairs and stools have the ability to express and synthesize in an object, with great simplicity, the great technological research of the brand, becoming strategic elements that immediately characterize the environment with the Kartell lifestyle.
“Beauty without time is born from the design of the structure”. – Tokujin Yoshioka
Kartell’s lighting compartment represents an extensive territory where it is squeezed, together with the emotion of light, all the research work of new stylistic solutions and technologies for the decorative sector and for the lighting of workspaces.
“Having long been a fan of Kartell and his illustrious Italian design history of excellence, I feel very fortunate to be included in the list of his collaborators, among which are some of my favourite heroes.” – Jeremy Scott
La Double J
Colour, research and innovation: The DoubleJ – the brand of J.J. Martin, created in 2015 to offer a new fashion made of prints, design and vintage rarities, meets the creativity of Kartell for a project dedicated to interior design. La Double J prints dress new Kartell icons in a new way, playing with the balance of shapes and colours.
“The idea of The DoubleJ is to always associate with the best Made in Italy, whether we make silk dresses or porcelain dishes. When it came to making our first foray into furniture, Kartell was our first choice. Working with Kartell has been an absolute pleasure and their iconic furniture is the perfect home for our vintage prints. ” JJ Martin
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