Design by Alberto Meda with Paolo Rizzatto, 2000.
A successful combination of form and substance: the technique for processing the polycarbonate, as well as giving it certain aesthetic appeal, makes this practical step-ladder exceptionally resistant and functional. The metal structure is solid, welded to the transparent polycarbonate, polished and crystalline body. The non-skid steps are practical and safe. Ideal to be displayed by itself or by a bookcase in the lounge, in the kitchen, bathroom or night zone.
Material(s): steel, metal, polycarbonate, polymer
Models: KRT-7030 7030
Born in Lenno Tremezzina in the province of Como in 1945, he graduated in mechanical engineering at the Milan Polytechnic in 1969. After being the technical director of Kartell in the seventies, he dedicated himself to design, applying his experience in polyurethane resins and new materials in general. In this period he won two Compasso d'Oro awards.
Paolo Rizzatto was born in 1941 in Milan. He took his degree in Architecture in I965 at the Milan Polytechnic. He works as a freelancer in the field of architecture, design and interior design and continues to develop his experience as interior lighting designer. In 1978, Paolo Rizzatto founded Luceplan together with Riccardo Sarfatti. He has designed for Arteluce, Artemide, Luceplan, Alias, Cassina, Nemo, Molteni, Knoll, Kartell, Philips, Montina, Thonet and Guzzini.
Kartell works with renowned designers such as Ron Arad, Antonio Citterio, Michele De Lucchi, Ferruccio Laviani, Piero Lissoni, patricia Urquiola, Vico Magistretti, Enzo Mari, Alberto Meda, Paolo Rizzatto and Philippe Starck, who all appreciate the wealth of knowledge that Kartell has about plastics technology and the innovative ways in which it can be effectively applied to items for modern living.
Kartell has over fifty years of experience in designing classic furniture from plastics which has made the company famous in the history of Italian and international design.
the pictures don't do justice to this item, which is incredibly well built out of sturdy materials.
doubles nicely at parties as something for people to sit on as well.
By: A.F., Homeowner (New York, NY)
The Picture Doesn't Do This Justice
I purchased the red/orange step ladder and was surprised when I pulled it out of the box. It is an amazing color (picture the color and material of a car's tail light) and is quite attractive. I was pretty sure I would like it, but was somewhat daunted by the price. It is well worth it, however, because it's a high quality item AND I can now reach the upper shelves in my kitchen cabinets.
By: Adrienne W, Homeowner (Washington, D.C.)
Best step ladder ever!
I really thought this looked cool and wanted it but the price scared me off. My friend surprised me with it for my birthday and after using it, I actually decided to buy another one for my sister.
It's kind of hard to tell from the picture, but this ladder is taller than your average step ladder as you can stand on the top step. The polycarbonate body is very rigid (I had been worried it might feel flimsy but this is definitely not the case). The steps all have kind of an alternating etched ridge design on them which looks cool and prevents slippage. But best of all (and I have the clear one) I can leave this open in my kitchen and it just disappears visually into the surroundings- much better than the white tubular metal one with black steps I had before.
By: Lewis, Homeowner (Santa Monica, CA)
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