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Kartell in Milan

2013 April 24

It’s no surprise that Kartell doesn’t disappoint when it comes to showing off their goods. The Italian manufacturer always has one of the more stunning booths at the Milan Furniture Fair, where our team spent a few days this month scoping out what’s new in European design and lighting. We loved this year’s effort as well, which was built to look like European storefronts, with each “shop window” showcasing the work of the company’s celebrated designers like Philippe Starck and Piero Lissoni.

Kartell's showroom at the Milan Furniture Fair.

Kartell’s showroom at the Milan Furniture Fair.

A few of our favorites were ultra-luxe chairs from Lenny Kravitz (indeed, that Lenny Kravitz, who partnered with Kartell to revamp and glam up Philippe Starck’s Mademoiselle Chair) and a new outdoor collection from Rodolfo Dordoni. Hello, summer!

Ron Arad

Lenny Kravitz for Kartell

Patricia Urquiola can do no wrong in our book, including her new Clap Armchair for Kartell in 15 soft, muted color configurations:

Clap Chair by Kartell

Kartell also revealed its collaboration with Laufen, a swiss manufacturer of ceramic bath pieces. The two together merges Kartell’s design roots and innovation in plastic with Laufen’s materials and technological expertise. The resulting collection pairs transparent polycarbonate accents with the bare edges of bathroom pieces for a light, minimal aesthetic.

Kartell's bath collection with Laufen

Kartell’s bath collection with Laufen. Photo from Kartell.

In sum: lots to look forward to this year from Kartell.

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