Kartell is a design company founded by Giulio Castelli in 1949, whose fundamental intuition was to bring plastic into domestic life as a material never used before for such uses.

The company has developed over the years a strong reputation for its creativity, its attention to detail and its ability to combine aesthetics and functionality in a unique way.

The main focus of the brand has been the continuous research of materials, shapes and finishes, in collaboration with the great designers.

Collaborations with designers

Thanks to the collaboration with internationally renowned designers such as Philippe Starck, Patricia Urquiola, Ron arad, and many others, Kartell has become a leader in the plastic design market and has introduced numerous innovations in the field of processing and printing of this material.

Between the best known products of Kartell we can mention the Ghost chairs, designed by Philippe Starck and characterized by a transparent and impalpable shape that seems suspended in the air; the lamp BourgieDesigned by Ferruccio Laviani and characterized by an innovative interlocking process that allows you to adjust the height of the lamp itself; and the collection of transparent crystal objects, such as vases, candle holders and photo frames, created in collaboration with the Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka.

In addition to the production of furnishingsIn recent years, Kartell has also dedicated itself to the creation of household products such as kitchen and bathroom accessories, containers for separate waste collection, and even plastic shoes and bags. This continuous expansion of the product offer has been accompanied by the creation of a series of concept stores, showrooms and corners present all over the world, where it is possible to admire and buy the brand's products.

A new sensibility

In 1988 the company was acquired by Claudio Luti, son-in-law of Giulio and Anna Castelli, who brought with him a sensitivity matured in the world of fashion.

Kartell is characterized by the industrial production of high quality design objects, of remarkable technological content and made in Italy. The company has always focused on multi-channel, offering a consistent online and offline shopping experience. Its direct and franchised retail network is constantly expanding with increasingly strategic openings in countries that consolidate its global leadership.

Kartell has become a company projected towards the future, where Claudio Luti has been joined by his two sons Lorenza and Federico, who hold the roles of Marketing and Retail Director and Commercial Director respectively. The company has developed and explored the theme of transparency, starting from the use of new technologies and high-performance materials that have made it possible to create products that have never been made before.

Attention to the environment and sustainability

Another aspect that distinguishes Kartell is its attention to the environment and sustainability. The company is committed to reducing the environmental impact of its manufacturing and to using recyclable and biodegradable materials in the manufacturing of its products. In addition, he has launched a series of collaborative projects with designers and artists committed to promoting environmental sustainability and creating low environmental impact art and furniture objects.

International Prizes

Kartell has won a series of important international awards over the years, including nine Compassi d'Oro. Today the brand boasts 150 Flagship Stores, 850 Kartell spaces and 1.500 customers worldwide.

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