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 on Aug. 6, 1918, Anna Castelli Ferrieri was one of the first women to graduate from the prestigious Milan Polytechnic Institute, in 1943, with an architecture degree. In 1949, she and her husband, Giulio Castelli, founded Kartell, which became a leading furniture company known for high-quality plastic designs. With the success of Kartell, Ms. Castelli Ferrieri and her husband helped fuel the explosion of Italian modern design in the 60's, 70's and 80's. In 1976, she became the art director of Kartell and continued to experiment with different kinds of plastic. She passed away in 2006 at 87 years old due to complications from lung disease at her home in Milan. She is best known for her "Componobili," stackable round plastic containers, which continue to be popular to this day.View other products by Anna Castelli Ferrieri