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".
Ferruccio Laviani was born in Cremona in 1960. In 1986 he graduated in architecture at the polytechnic institute in Milan. He also participated in the "12 nuovi memphis" and Memphis 87 collections and was one of the founders of the Solid group and designed part of the collection.
From 1986-1991 he was a member of the De Lucchi studio, designing for various companies such as Credito Bergamasco, Mandarina Duck, Memphis, Olivetti and Swatch. In 1991 he put on show the silverware from the Morandotti collection at the "Capitali Europee del nuovo design" (European capitals of new design) exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. 1992 He designed for Foscarini, Emmemobili, T70, Halifax, Mixel, Fontana Arte, De Padova, Flos and Molteni & C.
From 1995-1997 he implemented the photographic show relating to the book entitled "Welcome to Brazil" for the Forum Confeccoes and the "24 hours" catalogue (Sao Paulo gallery). From 1997 until today he continues to collaborate with cosmit having fit out cultural exhibitions dedicated to Gio Ponti and Vico Magistretti.View other products by Ferruccio Laviani