From 21/09/2017 to 24/09/2017

Thurs 6pm (invite only) Fri-Sat 10am-6.30pm Sun 11.30am-5.30pm
223-225 Brompton Road London


Founded in Milan in 1949 by Giulio Castelli and destined to become a design protagonist, for over 60 years Kartell has been one of the iconic companies of the made in Italy design cachet. A success story recounted by a remarkable range of products – furniture, furnishing accessories, lighting fixtures - which have become part of the domestic landscape, if not authentic icons of contemporary design. Since 1988, the successor of the “Kartell spirit” has been Claudio Luti who, thanks to the collaboration of acclaimed international designers (of the ilk of Philippe Starck, Ron Arad, Antonio Citterio, Ferruccio Laviani, Piero Lissoni, Patricia Urquiola, Tokujin Yoshioka, Mario Bellini, Alberto Meda, Nendo and Eugeni Quitllet), continues with the founder’s same zeal and enthusiasm to pursue research into new technologies, forms and styles, fruit of a perfect balance between the design experience of individual designers and the company’s potential and needs. The Kartell collection is multifunctional and versatile, easy to use and of undisputed aesthetic appeal. Colour, irony, sheer sensorial fun, unique transparencies and forms for unique objects: a Kartell product is recognizable at first sight anywhere in the world for the emotion it regales, its long-lasting functionality and unquestioned quality. Down through the years Kartell has collected an enviable number of important international awards, comprising nine Golden Compass Awards. The Kartell Museum, opened in 1999 to act as the brand’s memory bank, won the “Guggenheim Business & Culture” award as the “best corporate museum”. Company activity has branched out into the world of domestic living to offer furniture, furnishing accessories and lighting (the latter was successfully reintroduced to the 2000 catalogue), but also into the contract business and e-commerce. Alongside its home furnishing business, the Kartell à la mode division is engaged in the production and marketing of fashion accessories, Kartell Fragrances is the division dedicated to home fragrances and Kids is the new Kartell line specifically studied for children.