Kartell: Trend
Giving depth and light to surface with transparency

Kartell became the first company in the world to create a wholly transparent chair. This revolutionary innovation challenged matter, itself, by using polycarbonate, which had never been used before to make furniture. The result was the La Marie chair, which achieved recognition and acclaim throughout the world. From that time onward, Kartell started a new design trend which it was the onlycompany to carry forth.

In the late Nineties, Kartell continued to develop the theme of transparency which had
contributed to its reputation for uniqueness and originality and continued its research into surfaces. It focused on new technologies and materials and conducted in-depth research into textures and ‘texturisation’ for the creation of new tactile, visual, aesthetic and chromatic effects.

The surface of the T-Table by Patricia Urquiola is a play of fullness and space and this alternation results in a decoration of great elegance. Optical effects and reflections are the leitmotif of Optic, the cube by Patrick Jouin with a faceted surface comprised of pyramid-shaped modules on a square base and which is available in a wide variety of colours. Transparency alternates with opaqueness and colour in the Panier designed by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec.

Stone, the stool by Marcel Wanders, has an irregular surface which reflects the light and its colours giving it a jewel-like appearance. Colour and transparency clothe Flip, the high performance and break-proof trolley by Antonio Citterio, in refined elegance. Top Top, the series of tables and coffee-tables designed by Philippe Starck, strikingly portray contrast with their combination of different materials, round or square legs, and opaque and shiny surfaces.

Chicos, the new transparent stool by Philippe Starck is comprised of two shapes, one inside the other, each with its own lines, colours and transparencies. Pop the upholstered sofa by Piero Lissoni has a transparent structure comprised of a replay of three identical modules which form the back, seat and arms. The cushions are covered in solid colour or print in perfect Kartell style.

Honeycomb, by Alberto Meda, is a folding chair made of plastic and metal with a honeycomb back comprised of hexagonal modules. Kartell’s research into eclectic objects, which combine efficient function, ergonomics and beauty, continues to develop new lines and original design concepts. Spoon Chair, the office chair by Antonio Citterio, was specifically curved and reinforced after a sophisticated study into the mechanism of movement and the result is an ergonomic and functional masterpiece.

Lizz the chair by Piero Lissoni, produced from a single mould, is lightweight, refined and minimalist. Several new products which are jewels of design, each expressing a strong personality and each perfectly embodying Kartell’s spirit of innovation and continuous research.

For more information on Kartell’s line please visit, www.kartell.it

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