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".
Antonio Citterio was born in Meda in 1950. He graduated in architecture from the Politecnico of Milan. Since 1972 he has worked in the field of industrial design as a designer and consultant. He works with many manufacturers such as Ansorg, Arclinea, B&B Italia, Flexform, Flos, Hackman, Inda, Kartell, Tre-P&Tre-Piu, Valli & Valli and Vitra. In 1999 he became art director for Brionvega.
In 1981 he began working on architecture and interiors, establishing a multi-disciplinary architecture and design studio with experience ranging from architecture to corporate design, comprising total creative directing for a mixed range of international clients.
Antonio Citterio received the Golden Compass Award in 1987 and 1995. He lives and works in Milan.View other products by Antonio Citterio
Prior to 1985 Glen Oliver Löw (Leverkusen Germany, 1959) studies design in the Industrial Design faculty of Wuppertal University.
In 1986 he receives the "Master of Design" award from the Domus Academy in Milan for his design study for a compact car.
Starting since 1987 he staff member at Antonio Citterio studio in Milan. As of 1990 he was his partner in design, involved in producing office furniture for Vitra and also numerous products for companies Ansorg, Bieffe, Flos, Kartell, MaxData, Olivetti, Synthesis and Vitrashop.
- 1995: receives the Compasso d'Oro award for the "Mobil" container system for Kartell
- 1996: also active in the area of corporate design, for instance, responsible for creating a new corporate designs image for Commerzbank branches
- 1998: Interior Designkoncept of the interior concept for SMART Centres (buildings and exhibition stands selling/presenting the new Mercedes Benz/Swatch car)
- 2000: Vocation as professor for product design at the " Hochschule f?r bildende K?nste" in Hamburg
Glen Low started his collaboration with Antonio Citterio in 1987. Together they have created among other things, the storage system Mobil for Kartell. In 1995 they were awarded the Compasso d'Oro prize for this work. Mobil is a part of the permanent design collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.View other products by Glen Oliver Low