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".
Christophe Pillet, born in 1959, has been living and working in Paris since 1988. A graduate of Nice's Arts Dratifs School in 1985 and Milan's Domus Academy in 1986, he collaborated with Martine Bedin for two years. He then worked with Phillipe Starck from 1988 until 1993, before choosing to develop independent projects. Pillet engages in many fields - from product and furniture design to interior design, architecture, scenography and artistic direction. He has designed furniture and décor for Cappellini, Daum, HC Decaux, Driade, Ecart International, Eemco, IOr, Lacoste, Moroso, Renault, Srralunga, Shiseido, Shu Uemura, Veuve Clicquot, Ponsardin, Whirlpool and FontanaArte.View other products by Christophe Pillet