With all the splashy color and light polycarbonate materials, summer seems like the perfect time for a Kartell sale. Kartell has been creating signature contemporary lighting and furniture products for more than 50 years, with collaborations with Philippe Starck, Ferruccio Laviani and others. And right now, just about every Kartell piece is at least 20% off (discontinued items are even 30% off).
The Kartell lighting line is full of oldie-but-goodie favorites, but the Italian manufacturer even has a few newbies that bring the good stuff just as well. Here are a few that were introduced last year.
Designed by Ferruccio Laviani, the Tati Table Lamp’s sleek, Art Deco-Inspired lines make for one alluring light fixture. It’s made of solid polymethyl methacrylate with a strong rectangular shape and transparent body that lets the light gleam lightly throughout.
This folding office table is the brain child of designers team Antonio Citterio and Toan Nguyen. With a surface made of honeycomb aluminum and jointed legs for easy folding, the Spoon Table is a contemporary and functional piece for outdoor spaces. And if you want it indoors, fold it up and carry that bad boy inside.
The Cindy Table Lamp has a look all her own, but she’s certainly more Cyndi Lauper than Cindy Brady. A Ferruccio Laviani design of a disco-era table lamp—classic 1970s shape, updated with contemporary metallic tones and chromium plating that creates unique gleams of light and reflection (not unlike Lauper’s eyeshadow circa 1986, though an official connection has not been made between the two). This modern update doesn’t just count for looks—its bulb is energy efficient, too.
Brothers Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec designed the Papyrus Chair with a well-defined linear structure, revisiting the look of a vintage wicker chair. While the transparent polycarbonate is smooth and supportive, there is a vertical pebbling running around the outside of the backrest. The “old-fashioned” colors of the Papyrus chair are intentional—chosen to distinctly show off the milled surface.