KARTELL

Home & Decor (Malaysia) - - FEATURE -

Kartell was es­tab­lished by Guilio Castelli, a young chem­i­cal en­gi­neer, in 1949. The brand’s ear­li­est in­car­na­tion pro­duced auto ac­ces­sories, house­hold goods, light­ing fix­tures, and lab­o­ra­tory ware. It was in 1963 that the brand opened its Habi­tat Sec­tor, ven­tur­ing into fur­ni­ture and in­te­rior de­sign items. Kartell is known for their orig­i­nal­ity, bold colours, trans­parency, and the unique forms of their prod­ucts.

1. Kartell has pro­duced many iconic de­signs over the years, but the Com­poni­bili chest by Anna Castelli Fer­ri­eri (1967) is prob­a­bly one of their most sig­nif­i­cant de­signs to date. Its prac­ti­cal­ity ex­tends to the bath­room, liv­ing room, and even to the bed­room. 1969 saw the in­tro­duc­tion of the same de­sign, in a cir­cu­lar form. De­sign­ers: Philippe Starck, Ron Arad, Mario Bellini, and Mar­cel Wan­ders among oth­ers.

2. The world’s first trans­par­ent chair, the Louis Ghost chair by Philippe Starck (2002) daz­zles with unique crys­talline aes­thet­ics. The chair is ex­tremely durable with shock and weather-re­sis­tant fea­tures. Flaunt­ing an aes­thetic rem­i­nis­cent of Louis XV, it adds a whim­si­cal touch to any mod­ern home. The stack­able chair is now avail­able in fire re­sis­tant ver­sions KARTELL PROD­UCTS ARE ALSO AVAIL­ABLE AT LIGHTCRAFT

3. The Bourgie ta­ble lamp by Fer­ruc­cio La­viani (2004) is one of Kartell’s best­sellers. The baroque-style lamp flaunts a lamp­shade with a pleated ef­fect, and a base com­posed of three in­ter­con­nect­ing dec­o­rated lay­ers. Users can choose from trans­par­ent, black, gold, sil­ver, cop­per, and white/gold op­tions.

Philippe Starck has also had the chair’s 10th An­niver­sary Spe­cial Edi­tion au­to­graphed.

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