Kartell 2017 Novelties
Generic - Designed by #philippestarck The #generic is the chair emerging from the concept of essential, a natural evolution of the most traditional seating, is extended and enriched this year with new models and a table boasting a functional and linear #design. The A and C models dedicated to the world of offices and coffee (coffee bars, restaurants, entertainment venues), with matt and soft touch finishes, have now reached their final version.
Piuma - Designed by Piero Lissoni
The #piuma armchair by #pierolissoni, is one of the most revolutionary and daring products in the evolution of technologies and materials used by #kartell, winner of Red Dot Best of the Best 2017 award. Behind the essential design are years of intense research to implement the use of an unprecedented mixture: a complex thermoplastic polymer with carbon fibre added that provides outstanding mechanical rigidity combined with extraordinary lightness. By adopting this mix of materials, not only are #piuma ultralight and very slender, but they are also incrediblystrong. By applying its injection moulding techniques in a sophisticated new way that was designed especially for this material, an exclusive in the world of industrial #design, #kartell has managed to create a chair that measures just a few millimetres thick (2 mm max), resulting in an ultra-light product (barely 2.2 kg).
Multiplo - Designed by Antonio Citterio
Multiplo is a large family of tables, versatile in its uses, and designed for customisation by playing with its shapes (rounded square, round and oval) and pairing of bases (central base with two, three or four spokes) and tops (solid colour stoneware or marble and glass finish). Available also in the low finish; #multiplo Low model 73 cm in height. A new version that enriches and completes
the line and give offer the possibility to partner the tables with the living area sofas. The dining (or office) tables have also been given new dimensions, with 230 cm for the rounded ectangular shape and 135/160 cm in diameter for the round shape.
Sir Gio - Designed by Philippe Starck
A table in a wide range of different colours that depicts a further innovation in the use of polycarbonate. The moulded plastic central leg, made with a high technological innovation mould, provides top rformance and stability to support the glass top. The bases are available in 2 colours bronze and smoky grey) and can be matched with 5 tops in the bronze, smoky grey and yellow versions, with different colour ombinations.
Kabuki - Designed by Ferruccio Laviani
The #kabuki outdoor and #kabuki suspension lamps have joined the floorlamp version. The product family retains the peculiar woven structure inspired by lace and recreated by adopting a very sophisticated injection technology, and it is distinguished by a perforated surface from which the light is diffused.
Planet, a #tokujinyoshioka design
A complete family of lamps (pendants, low table lamps, and lamps with metal structures) its special feature is the shape of its slightly elliptical diffuser. Its transparent surface, which is many-sided both inside and out, creates a rich tapestry of reflections. The table lamp comes in three versions: smoke/black, yellow/gold, transparent/chrome.
Largo – Designed by Piero Lissoni
Largo, a system of sofas with different configurations that offers solid support and linearity of #design to the large cushions. Its selection of fabrics in cotton and linene is enriched with the velvet versions in the shades of teal, pink, cardinalred, dove grey, acid green and forest green.
Bubble and Bubble Club – Designed by Philippe Starck
A true icon made by #kartell and winner of the 2002 Compasso d’oro award is the full-body coloured polyethylene Bubble Club sofa. Pioneer of a new concept of furnishing accessory, the industrial sofa is entirely made of plastic. Besides the traditional colours, Bubble Club boasts two new shades: powder pink and olive green.
Jellies Family - Patricia Urquiola
A comprehensive line of plates, trays, glasses, bowls and carafes made from colourful and transparent PMMA plastic. The line’s individuality is down to the fact that each model presents a different organic pattern that has clearly been inspired by nature, harking back to the moulds that were once used for making jellies. This design highlights temporality, and therefore also variety, from smallest to largest. The faint, delicate and accessible transparent colours are suitable for furnishing any kind of table: creative and original, or more classic and monochrome. The overlapping sections and colourful juxtapositions create an imaginative yet discreet ensemble that is both creative and sophisticated.
Trama – Designed by Patricia Urquiola
Patricia Urquiola has created a brand new tableware collection named #trama (a complete set of plates) that drew inspiration from Japanese ceramics and the sophisticated textures and natural, opaque colours of the earth. Like terracotta tea services in country houses, the plates are coarse to the touch and feature graphics that elegantly highlight the collection’s simplicity.
Kartell Icons for hospitality
Battery - Ferruccio Laviani
Battery is an iconic compact lampshade. It is made from transparent PMMA and truly embodies innovation, being 100% rechargeable when plugged in and with a #battery life of up to 8 hours. This allows it to be moved around extremely easily: perfect for use in outdoor restaurants and cafés. #battery features with a prismatic surface that throws out enchanting patterns of light, and a structure made from three different sophisticated metallic colours.
Louis Ghost - Philippe Starck
A comfortable armchair in transparent and coloured polycarbonate in the Louis XV style, it is the quintessence of baroque revisited to dazzle, excite and captivate. #louisghost is the most daring example in the world of injected polycarbonate in a single mould. Despite its evanescent and crystalline appearance, #louisghost is stable and durable, shock and weather resistant and can also be stacked six high. This article has great charm and considerable visual appeal and brings a touch of elegance and irony to any style of home or public area.
Victoria Ghost - - Philippe Starck
This is a chair born of classic lines with a rounded backrest that recalls the shape of antique medallions, whilst the seat is linear and geometric. #victoriaghost is made of transparent, coloured polycarbonate and formed in a single injection mould. It is stable, comfortable, robust and weather resistant. Once more we find a chair created thanks to the technological know-how amassed over the years by #kartell to create articles which have made the company world renowned. It is an article with great charm and personality which fits elegantly into any style of surrounding.
Masters - #philippestarck con Eugeni Quitllet
The #masters chair is a powerful tribute to three symbolic chairs, re-read and re-interpreted by the creative genius of Starck. The unmistakable silhouettes of the “Series 7” by Arne Jacobsen, the “Tulip Armchair” by Eero Saarinen and the “Eiffel Chair” by Charles Eames are interwoven into a sinuous hybrid giving life to a fusion of original and engaging styles. The #masters is light, practical and stackable and can be used outdoors as well. To give the #masters an even more precious, exclusive and sophisticated look it is given new and surprising metallic finishes. The #masters chair was honoured with the prestigious “2010 Good #design Award” presented by the Chicago Athenaeum - Museum of Architecture and #design and the 2013 Red Dot #design Award.
Papyrus - Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec The Bouroullec brothers, a pair of designers with a highly iconic, sophisticated and conceptual style, have designed the transparent polycarbonate #papyrus chair for #kartell. An admirable marriage of simplicity and refinement,
grace and memory, #papyrus is a remake of the archetypal antique rush chair, from a time when chair structures were decisive and strong. This chair combines a translucent support with a slender vertical pebbling, running along the entire outside of the rounded backrest, with its soft and snug lines. The seat is comfortable and welcoming, and the entire structure is light. Papyrus’ wide range of brand-new “old-fashioned” colours make the detail of its worked surfaces even more evident and attractive.
Comback - Patricia Urquiola
The revisitation of this great classic inspired by the Windsor style entails experimentation and the combination of different materials such as plastic and wood, which are interpreted winningly in a country chic “wood” version with four oak-stained or painted ash wood legs and “rockers”. A recollection of tradition and ancient emotions, reminiscent of the chairs gracing the verandas of colonial homes or the more familiar and nostalgic chairs of our grandmothers.
Audrey - Piero Lissoni
With the #audrey seat, Kartell’s technological innovation has pushed its know-how to new frontiers. This use of aluminium combined with plastic and the polish achieved through the sophisticated process of robotisation makes Audrey an industrial seat with an extremely competitive quality/price ratio even though it is a very valuable piece made of aluminium and the entire production process takes place in Italy. This new family of #audrey chairs is now all the richer for its new fabric version.. With the arrival of #audrey Soft, a chair with 13 different shades to choose from and three different kinds of fabric (Kvadrat, Trevira and Lycra) Audrey
is perfect for the home, office and especially for contract. Eclectic and versatile, contemporary and elegant in the details of its finishes and materials, #audrey Soft is a brand new product created for collective areas. Its functionality, together with its unmistakable #kartell style, is complemented by the good price/quality ratio for a unique contract seat that is one of a kind.
Clap - Patricia Urquiola
Kartell launches #clap, the armchair bearing the signature of Patricia Urquiola, specially designed for the contract sector and to extend Kartell’s Soft line. #clap comes in different colour combinations and features seating with elegant and functional hexagonal fabric that can satisfy the most varied furnishing needs and has a very sturdy plastic frame, the result of the latest industrial technology.
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