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Kartell has become one of most significant designer furniture brands in the world due to their work with influential designers such as Philippe Starck and Ferrucio Laviani. Their unique philosophy of the ongoing evolution in the use of plastics and experimentation with new technologies and processes are essential to Kartell.
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Founded in 1949 by Giulio Castelli, Kartell has introduced never seen before characteristics to plastic such as satin-finish, transparency, resistance to atmospheric agents, touch and surprising special colours. These unique features have seen some of Kartell’s most influential products take the world by storm; take the Precious Collection for example.
The living room is seen by to be the most focal point of the household. It is the place to relax and spend some quality family time after a hard long days work. Kartell offer some beautiful and elegant products that fit beautifully a home.
Kartell Bourgie table lamp
The distinctive baroque style lamp designed by Ferrucio Laviani blends classical and modern to styles to bring a unique atmospheric mood to the room. The Bourgie table lamp has harmonious interconnecting layers while, the shade has pleated effect which plays with the light and is the cause of some enchanting reflections.Learn more about the iconic Kartell Bourgie Lamp HERE!
Going away from lighting, Kartell offer some amazing accessories for the living room such as bookcases. The Sundial Bookcase is different from the traditional wooden bookcases people usually go for, not just because it’s plastic but how it combines a traditional frame made from veneered lacquered chipboard with quirky book dividers. These are set on various angles like the shadows of Sundial and look to the observer as if they are in constant evolution and arouse curiosity.
As family schedules get busier and busier, the dining room is vastly becoming an unfavoured room in household. By adding Kartell products you be able to add that touch of glamour that a dining room needs to turn regular dining into fine dining.
Louis Ghost Chair
The Louis Ghost chair has become the biggest selling chair of the decade and designed by the legendary Philippe Starck. Influenced by King Louis XV, the baroque curves have been given a thoroughly modern twist. The contemporary design screams elegance and grace with its lines, comparing daring design concepts and utility with beauty and strength. Made from a single polycarbonate mould, The Louis Ghost Chair is pleasantly comfortable offering plenty of back support and is available in a clear transparent finish or a selection of vibrant colours.
Another Philippe Starck design that has taken the world by storm is the Masters Chair. This remarkably strong but flexible chair adds a touch of class to any dining room. Putting several of these chairs together will result in an intriguing dining space. This timeless masterpiece is a former winner of the good design award in 2010 and nominated for several other awards. The chair is influenced by 3 other dining chairs combined to create the futuristic design that is the Kartell Masters Chair. Made from batch dyed polypropylene the revolutionary chair has a seat height of 48cm and the full height is 84cm.
TopTop Dining Table
A more original dining table is the Eugeni Quitllet and Philippe Starck collaboration. The TopTop table has been adding grace to dining spaces since 2007. This beautiful table combines a modern and minimal surface available in either a MDF lacquered or a classic glass top finish. Choose from a rectangular or square table top which sits on top of tapered transparent legs, with an inner metal core for stability. The TopTop table can be found in various sizes and has a standard height of 72cm, ideal for the averaged sized person.
The Kitchen has always been a social place to gossip with friends or argue with your children over the breakfast bar. Giving your kitchen the ‘wow’ factor can be difficult, but Kartell are always here to help you find the perfect interior for you.
The Kartell Masters Stool adds elegance and luxury needed to spice up the kitchen area. The stools are available in a variety of stylish colours as well in 65cm or 75cm seat height. The Philippe Starck fun and futuristic design adds surprising comfort and offers great back support. The Masters Stool oozes style and parents will love them for their durability and children will love them for the fun and fresh design.
One More & One More Please Stools
Another stool that would look great around a breakfast bar is the One More and One More Please Stools. Both of them are very similar, but the One More has a circular back, while the One More Please has a square back. Part of the ‘Ghost’ family both of these stools are a solution for relaxing in the kitchen when having a good old chinwag. Influenced by the Victoria Ghost and La Marie chairs, the Philippe Starck designs have become one of Kartell’s icons. Available in a range of both transparent and solid colours the One More and One More Please Stool are available in a seat height of 65cm for worktop counters and 75cm for bars.
The bedroom is considered to be the oasis of the household, a place to relax and put your feet up. Kartell offer some amazing bedroom accessories from reading lamps to side tables.
Ghost Buster Side Table
Another product from the Ghost collection is the Ghost Buster side table. This amazing little item is ideal for storing away belongings such as magazines and books, as well as been able to store a stylish lamp on top. The Philippe Starck design is available in a small which consists of one shelf or large, consisting of 2 shelves. The shelves sit on top of four slim, bifacial legs. Both the large Ghost Buster and small Ghost Buster suggest the lines of classic furniture but with a contemporary accent in its use of transparency, and batched dyed PMMA plastic. The more petit version however, is available in more transparent finishes. With a combination of corners and curves, straight and sinuous lines, the 2 Ghost Busters are a blend of eye catching perspectives and reflections.
Many people love to read whilst in bed, and the Kartell Taj lamp is designed perfectly for readers. Although not originally designed as reading lamp, its arched shape is allows the light to shine directly onto a book to result in comfortable reading. This luminous sculptural masterpiece is another Ferrucio Laviani design, which uses LED lighting technology to supply optimum and minimal light, making the Taj very energy efficient. The Ferrucio Laviani lamp was designed in 2012 and takes a 1 x 4.6W LED bulb. Made from transparent or batch-dyed PMMA, both the Taj and the Taj Mini have the unique know how and specialised intellect that reflects modern necessity.
These versatile Kartell bookends make an awesome storage unit for books and would look great in either an adults or children’s bedroom. With the Bookworm you are allowed to flex and form extraordinary shapes giving you endless possibilities to play with. Each bookend is able to hold up 10kg in weight but is recommended to be fixed on to a solid wall. Available in 3.2m, 5.2m and 8.2m, the Kartell Bookworm has become a revolutionary in the world of design 1994, selling over 1000km in length of the merchandise.
The bathroom is a place that can become cluttered with accessories such as towels and hygiene products etc. It is also a place where many of us begin the journey of getting ready to look our Sunday best.
Componibili Storage Unit
1969 was not just the year of the moon landing; it was also the year Anna Castelli Ferrieri created one of the most iconic and influential designs ever invented. The Kartell Componibili maybe a small compact product but it holds a mighty punch. The easy to clean storage unit craves being a damp environment due to it being made from ABS, making it a wonderful addition to the bathroom. Available in either a 2 drawer or 3 drawer version, the Componibili offers small spacious compartments to fit in all your toiletry needs.
There are many ‘must-haves’ when it comes to the bathroom. A bath, shower, sink, toilet, as well as decent lighting and a good quality floor so water doesn’t seep through. Having a mirror nowadays has become more and more of a necessity in the bathroom, as it’s the starting place for looking our best. The Kartell All Saints mirror is eccentric in design and is able to add charm to any contemporary setting. The two designers, Ludovica and Roberta Palomba, have created a masterpiece using PMMA plastic and 24K gold plated ABS. This baroque style mirror maybe a simple design, but yet it brings so much sophistication the any room in the household not just the bathroom.
The other Philippe Starck design is another creation from Ghost collection. The Francois Ghost is more of classical, traditional design with a contemporary twist. The curved polycarbonate translucent frame rages from bold colours such purple and red to a soothing natural palette of black and white. This design maybe simplistic but it also catches your imagination and is aesthetically pleasing, determined to add a touch more poise to its surroundings. The Fransois Ghost can also be hung either horizontally or vertically and is available in either small or large sizes.
It goes without saying that everybody longs for the first of day of summer, as many of us can finally relax outside in the sun and enjoy a nice BBQ. Garden furniture and Accessories are key factors in making your outdoor area stand out from the rest.
Bubble Club Collection
In the year of the Millennium Kartell introduced the Bubble Club Collection to the world and has become a must have in the garden. The Collection consists of a sofa, chair and table which means in effect you could set up a living room layout outdoors. The Bubble Club range is made entirely from weatherproof, UV resistant polypropylene.
The Bubble Club sofa is lightweight and easy to move yet durable and blends contemporary design with a soft lined grace reminiscent of Chesterfield style, the sofa unexpectedly comfortable and spacious. The Bubble Club Sofa offers a different dimension to garden furniture and fit beautifully on a patio or decking.
The Bubble Club Chair offers a sleek mixture of industrial and classic lines with a chunky structure to add strength and resilience. The chair offers a firm back support for comfort as well as soft line armrests.
Whist relaxing in these two wonderful products, wouldn’t it be great to have a matching table to lay down your cold beverage. With the Bubble Club side table you are able to make this possible. The table has a square top with cuboid shaped legs with a height 41.5cm. All of the bubble club products are available in 6 stunning pastel colours.
The cheeky looking, versatile, all weather-proof Attila Gnome is a beautiful little accessory as well as a handy stool to take the weight off your feet. Beautiful suburban gardens dream for the Attila Gnome’s company to add a touch of humour and playfulness. The standard finish is green, but depending on your individual taste you can buy this little fellow in a black and gold jacket. Young children will love the fun aspect of forest folk, while putting a huge smile on adults’ faces.Which iconic member of the Kartell range is your favourite? Let us know in the comments below!