4875 - Bartoli Chair, Set of 2
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Kartell has been in the business of creating icons and molding masterpieces for over sixty years. The Italian brand's steadfast dedication to technical and aesthetic innovation has earned Kartell its global recognition as the pioneer of modern day plastics.
Founded in 1949, Kartell is an established leader in the fields of modern furniture, interior design, and lighting for over 60 years. From its choice of cutting edge technologies, to its use of innovative and certified thermoplastic materials, the brand has revolutionized the use of plastics in modern furnishings. Their bold and charismatic designs are 100% Italian made, multifunctional, cross-sectional, easy to use, and possess an undeniable visual appeal. Colors, transparency effects, and unique shapes all define a signature Kartell product. Employing some of the most recognizable modern furniture designers of our time, Kartell is able to harmoniously blend functionality, style, durability, and modern appeal.
Kartell has won an enviable string of prestigious international awards, including nine Compasso d'Oro prizes. In 2000, the Guggenheim Museum dubbed the Kartell Museum the "best industrial museum".
Born in Milan, 1931.
Carlo Bartoli began his career as an architect in Milan after receiving his degree from the Polytechnic. His main interests lie in interior and industrial design and lately have broadened to architectural and environmental conservation. Carlo Bartoli has taught at the Advanced Institutes of Industrial Design in Florence and in Rome and at the Polytechnic Schools of Milan and Turin.
Carlo Bartoli has been invited to show his works in Italy and abroad: at the Triennale in Milano, at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, at the Stadt Museum in Köln, at the Museum of Contemporary Crafts and the Museum of Modern Arts in New York, as well as in Prague, Turin, Kyoto, Hong Kong, Athens and Buenos Aires. His "Gaia" armchair by Arflex is part of the permanent collection at the MOMA in New York and the permanent Italian design collection of the Milano Triennale. The "4875" chair by Kartell is shown in the design collection of the National Arts Museum, Centre Pompidou in Paris. The "Breeze" armchair for Segis - awarded the I.D. Design Distinction Award, Apex Product Design Award, Red Dot and IF Award for Good Industrial Design - was portrayed on Italian stamps featuring the Masters of Italian Design and is part of the Vitra Design Museum collection.