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KARTELL celebrates multicolor 50

Organized in multicolor! The iconic KARTELL series created by visionaire architect Anna Castelli Ferrieri in 1967 is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Componibili. 15 one-of-a-kind pieces reinterpreting the design of one of the brand’s most iconic and long-lived products were created by International designers and fashion houses.

From Ferruccio Laviani’s flower pots to Fabio Novembre’s winking emojis, the designs reinterpretations were created by Angela Missoni, Ron Arad, Mario Bellini, Antonio Citterio, Ferruccio Laviani, Piero Lissoni, Alberto Meda, Alessandro Mendini, Nendo, Fabio Novembre, Laudomia Pucci, Philippe Starck, Patricia Urquiola,Tokujin Yoshioka, and Walt Disney.

These everyday lifestyle pieces will also be featured in permanent collections at museums around the world, including the MOMA in NYC and the Pompidou in Paris.

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‘I personally see the Componibili as a family heirloom’ says Kartell’s President Claudio Luti. Over the past half century since its introduction, Kartell has tirelessly continued its research into innovative industrial design, fostering technological evolution and experimenting with new materials—evident in the wide range of Componibili cylindrical plastic storage tubs, now ubiquitous in bedrooms, bathrooms, offices and kitchens across 60 countries.

About Anna Castelli Ferrieri and Kartell:

Anna Castelli Ferrieri (1920 – 2006) was a pragmatic and mindful architect-designer who served as Kartell’s Art Director for eleven years. An eminent and influential figure on the design scene, Anna Castelli Ferrieri’s work has been the focus of numerous exhibitions and publications.

Founded in 1949 by Giulio Castelli, Kartell today is a symbol of Italian design around the world. Furniture, furnishings, lighting and home accessories: the Kartell product is immediately recognizable for its functionality and for radically transforming our perception of plastic objects into precious luxury items.

KARTELL celebrates multicolor 50 commentary by Brigitte Segura.

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