About Kartell


A leading design company, founded by Giulio Castelli in Milan in 1949, for over 60 years Kartell has been one of the companies symbolising made in
Italy design. A success story told through an incredible series of products - furniture, interior design items and lighting - that have become part of the domestic landscape if not actual icons of contemporary design.

Since 1988 Claudio Luti, the heir to the

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Material Tendencies: Piero Lissoni

Anita Hackethal


In the latest installment of our Architonic Material Tendencies series, we speak to Piero Lissoni, whose works represent a broad spectrum of interest – from architecture, interiors and furniture design through to graphics, photography and art


Material Tendencies: Jean-Marie Massaud

Anita Hackethal


Jean-Marie Massaud’s work marries, on the one hand, strong high-tech qualities with timeless elegance, lightness and warm comfort on the other.


Material Tendencies: Marcel Wanders

Anita Hackethal


Marcel Wander's designs are aimed squarely at the head and the heart. Functional, yet at the same time poetic and entertaining, the Dutch designer never fails to surprise his audience.


Material Tendencies: Eugeni Quitllet

Anita Hackethal


Describing himself as a ‘Disoñador’, a combination of the Spanish words designer and dreamer, Eugeni Quitllet likes to enter another dimension when designing objects and furniture. He believes that there should always be something magical in the


Back to the Future

Simon Keane-Cowell


All good things come to those who wait. Design legend Ettore Sottsass may have left us, but, thanks to global design brand KARTELL, a completely new collection of striking accessories authored by the maestro himself is being launched this month.


MAISON&OBJET PARIS 2016: designer of the year

Maison&Objet Paris Januar


Every year, MAISON&OBJET spotlights the most outstanding names on the international design and decor scene today. Since 2015, MAISON&OBJET has choosen one Designer of the Year for each show: two for MAISON&OBJET PARIS (January and


Material Tendencies: Philippe Starck

Anita Hackethal


Rather than trying to create beautiful objects, the French designer and architect considers it his duty to invent things that make life better for the largest number of people possible. He believes that the existence of an object is only justified


Tokujin Yoshioka crystallises dreams



Infuse, bake, crystallise. These verbs aren’t used to describe the work of a cook but rather the work of Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka, whose fabulous exhibition at the Contemporary Museum of Art Tokyo, vividly illustrates the creative scope


Going Public

Simon Keane-Cowell


Icons of the design landscape, global brand KARTELL’s products – with their innovative use of plastic and their clever and expressive, often emotional, forms – have captured the imagination of design-conscious consumers around the world. The


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