A Classic With Plastic


Out with the old and in with the new… Unless you are Kartell! This Italian furniture company specialise in design classics and time warp them into the 21st century to fit into any contemporary environment, and by this they manufacture all their products completely out of plastic. If you’ve never seen a Louis XV style chair but in plastic, then you are in for a treat!

The very latest Philippe Starck chair is  the Kartell Masters chair is inspired by three famous chairs that are design classics. Those icons are the Fritz Hansen Series 7 Chair by Arne Jacobsen. The Knoll Tulip chair by Eero Saarinen and the Vitra Eiffel Chair  by Charles Eames so the Masters has had a lot to live up to! The Starck chair features a woven backrest with the 3 lines interlinking and also slim legs which give it a space age look. It can be stacked up to 4 chairs high and made from Polypropylene PMMA.

To see for yourself how the chair has been constructed using the influence of the Series 7, The Knoll Tulip and the Eiffel Click Here!

Glass? Nope, another plastic product from Kartell. The Ghostbuster can come in various shapes and sizes, colours and plastic material. Another Philippe Starck creation, Starck has taken a new look at it and the Kartell-style commode evokes the lines of classic furniture but with a contemporary accent in Its transparency and plastic. Corners and curves, straight lines and sinuous lines play over its surfaces and spark an intriguing game of eye-catching perspectives and reactions. Ghost Buster with three open frontal shelves and sitting on four  legs is the largest plastic mono-bloc ever made yet in the world of furnishings – just another successful demonstration of Kartell’s determination to break down all the barriers of technical challenge. Disclaimer: never to be used to solve any paranormal activity!

Can you see it? Well if you can well done as this is the Invisible table from Kartell. Designed by Tokujin Yoshioka, this is a table by the square top with dimensions of a weight, which almost 20 kilograms, marking a significant new step in technological innovation and pioneering company and the world of industrial design in general. “Invisible Table” surprise both in design and extreme technology that created it. This table, in fact, is produced through a single injection mould, that allows to bear weights and measures almost “out of scale” guaranteeing stability. You better watch out you don’t bump into it now!


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