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Kartell Furniture

Italian

The Italian design giant Kartell transformed plastic from the stuff of humble household goods into a staple of luxury design in the 1960s. Founded in Milan by Italian chemical engineer Giulio Castelli (1920–2006) and his wife Anna Ferrieri (1918–2006), Kartell began as an industrial design firm, producing useful items like ski racks for automobiles and laboratory equipment designed to replace breakable glass with sturdy plastic. Even as companies like Olivetti and Vespa were making Italian design popular in the 1950s, typewriters and scooters were relatively costly, and Castelli and Ferrieri wanted to provide Italian consumers with affordable, stylish goods.

They launched a housewares division of Kartell in 1953, making lighting fixtures and kitchen tools and accessories from colorful molded plastic. Consumers in the postwar era were initially skeptical of plastic goods, but their affordability and infinite range of styles and hues eventually won devotees. Tupperware parties in the United States made plastic storage containers ubiquitous in postwar homes, and Kartell’s ingenious designs for juicers, dustpans, and dish racks conquered Europe. Kartell designer Gino Colombini was responsible for many of these early products, and his design for the KS 1146 Bucket won the Compasso d’Oro prize in 1955.

Buoyed by its success in the home goods market, Kartell introduced its Habitat division in 1963. Designers Marco Zanuso and Richard Sapper created the K1340 (later called the K 4999) children’s chair that year, and families enjoyed their bright colors and light weight, which made them easy for kids to pick up and move. In 1965, Joe Colombo (1924–78) created one of Kartell’s few pieces of non-plastic furniture, the 4801 chair, which sits low to the ground and comprised of just three curved pieces of plywood. (In 2012, Kartell reissued the chair in plastic.) Colombo followed up on the success of the 4801 with the iconic 4867 Universal Chair in 1967, which, like Verner Panton’s S chair, is made from a single piece of plastic. The colorful, stackable injection-molded chair was an instant classic. That same year, Kartell introduced Colombo’s KD27 table lamp. Ferrierei’s cylindrical 4966 Componibili storage module debuted in 1969.

Kartell achieved international recognition for its innovative work in 1972, when a landmark exhibition curated by Emilio Ambasz called “Italy: The New Domestic Landscape” opened at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. That show introduced American audiences to the work of designers such as Gaetano Pesce; Ettore Sottsass, founder of the Memphis Group; and the firms Archizoom and Superstudio (both firms were among Italy's Radical design groups) — all of whom were using wit, humor and unorthodox materials to create a bracingly original interior aesthetic.

Castelli and Ferrieri sold Kartell to Claudio Luti, their son-in-law, in 1988, and since then, Luti has expanded the company’s roster of designers.

Kartell produced Ron Arad’s Bookworm wall shelf in 1994, and Philippe Starck’s La Marie chair in 1998. More recently, Kartell has collaborated with the Japanese collective Nendo, Spanish architect Patricia Urquiola and glass designer Tokujin Yoshioka, among many others. Kartell classics can be found in museums around the world, including MoMA, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. In 1999, Claudio Luti established the Museo Kartell to tell the company’s story, through key objects from its innovative and colorful history.

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Creator: Kartell
Carlo Bartoli for Kartell Mod.4875 Plastic Chair, Italy, 1970s
By Carlo Bartoli, Kartell
Located in Naples, IT
Modern Italian white plastic chair with rounded seat and back, Mod." 4875" by Carlo Bartoli for Kartell, 1970s. The circular chair legs are ...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kartell Furniture

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Plastic, Rubber

Kartell x Laufen Blue-Green Wall-mounted Lucite Towel Rail, Italy
By Laufen, Kartell
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Kartell x Laufen Aquamarine Blue-Green Wall-mounted Lucite Towel Rail, Italy. The Kartell Rail Towel Rail is able to accommodate any contemporary bathroom with its simple form and array of transparent colors and sizes. Made out of lightweight yet solid PMMA plastic, Rail mounts easily to the wall to hold and complement your best hand or bath towels. Designed by Ludovica and Roberto Palomba. Founded in 1949 by Giulio and Anna Castelli, Kartell has become the world leader—and innovator—in the realm of molded plastic furniture...
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21st Century and Contemporary Kartell Furniture

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Lucite

Set of 2 Kartell Louis Ghost Armchairs in Crystal by Philippe Starck
By Philippe Starck, Kartell
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A comfortable armchair in transparent and colored polycarbonate in the Louis XV style, it is the quintessence of baroque revisited to dazzle, excite and captivate. Louis Ghost is the...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Kartell Furniture

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Plastic

Kartell Mini Planet Table Lamp in Fume' by Tokujin Yoshioka
By Kartell, Tokujin Yoshioka
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mini Planet, a small lamp that creates a great lighting effect. The precious, multi-faceted light cast by Tokujin Yoshioka’s Planet lamp is encapsulated in a brand-new Mini version,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Kartell Furniture

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Aluminum

Kartell Space Lamp in Chrome by Adam Tihany
By Adam Tihany, Kartell
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A table lamp made of transparent plastic with an elongated shape: the Silhouette recalls the shapes of the Space Needle, the tower that made the Seattle skyline famous. “In designing the ‘Space’ Lamp...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Kartell Furniture

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Resin

Kartell Jolly Side Table in Pink by Paolo Rizzatto
By Paolo Rizzatto, Kartell
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A completely transparent small side table in the perfect size: 40 x 40 x 40 cm. Colourful, practical, safe and functional, Jolly is a versatile and fun side t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Kartell Furniture

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Plastic

Kartell Pilastro Stool in Green by Ettore Sottsass
By Kartell, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Pilastro stool is part of the Kartell goes Sottsass, a tribute to Memphis collection, launched in 2015 in homage to design guru Ettore Sottsass....
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Kartell Furniture

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Plastic

Kartell Cindy Lamp in Fuchsia Pink by Ferruccio Laviani
By Ferruccio Laviani, Kartell
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The typical table lamp of the seventies given new form and color. The Cindy lamp with a conical lampshade and rounded teardrop base comes in a broad range o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Kartell Furniture

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Plastic

Kartell Ghost Buster Nightstand in Crystal by Philippe Starck & Eugeni Quitllet
By Philippe Starck, Kartell
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Night table version of the Ghost Buster commode. A little squared cube on four legs, available in completely transparent, coloured or matte versions made ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Kartell Furniture

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Resin

Pair of Postmodern "Dr Glob" Chairs by Philippe Starck for Kartell, Italy, 1990
By Kartell, Philippe Starck
Located in Miami, FL
Pair of iconic Dr Glob chairs. Post modern design rendered in black molded propylene with a grey powder coated steel frame back and legs. Designed by Philippe Starck for Kartell, 1990.
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Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Kartell Furniture

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Steel

Futuristic Giotto Stoppino Space Age Coffee Table for Kartell, 1960s
By Giotto Stoppino, Kartell
Located in San Benedetto Del Tronto, IT
Iconic coffe table model 4905/6/7 designed by Giotto Stoppino in 1968, winner of the renowned Compasso D’Oro award in 1970s. Designed in 1968 and honored with the prestigious Compas...
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1970s Italian Space Age Vintage Kartell Furniture

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Plastic

Olaf Von Bohr Chest of Drawers Model 4964 by Kartell - Space Age design, 70s
By Olaf von Bohr, Kartell
Located in San Benedetto Del Tronto, IT
Embark on a journey through the cosmos of design with this rare plastic chest of drawers, a testament to Space Age Furniture Design. Designed by Olaf Von Bohr and meticulously produc...
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1970s Italian Space Age Vintage Kartell Furniture

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Plastic

Olaf Von Bohr for Kartell Mod. 4963 Chest of Drawers, I§taly 1970s
By Kartell, Olaf von Bohr
Located in Naples, IT
Designed by Olaf Von Bohr and meticulously manufactured by Kartell, this versatile sideboard or shoe cabinet, model 4963, is a masterpiece of avant-garde vintage design. The rectangu...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kartell Furniture

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Plastic

Olaf Von Bohr for Kartell Mod. 4964 Chest of Drawers, Italy 1970s
By Olaf von Bohr, Kartell
Located in Naples, IT
Designed by Olaf Von Bohr and meticulously manufactured by Kartell, this versatile sideboard or shoe cabinet, model 4964, is a masterpiece of avant-garde vintage design. The rectangu...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kartell Furniture

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Plastic

'Rocchetto' Side Table by Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni for Kartell
By Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, Kartell
Located in Toronto, CA
Rare “Rocchetto” side table, designed by Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni for Kartell and made of ivory ABS plastic. "Rocchetto" means "spool" in Italian which serves as the inspir...
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1960s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Kartell Furniture

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Plastic

Metal and plastic ashtray, modern Italian, Gino Colombini, Kartell 1970
By Kartell, Gino Colombini
Located in MIlano, IT
Round-shaped ashtray with chrome-plated metal plate for collecting butts and with overhanging profile and beige plastic outer container. Can also be used as an empty-pocket plate. Pr...
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1970s Italian Modern Vintage Kartell Furniture

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Metal

Ferruccio Laviani for Kartell Black "Bourgie" Table Lamp, Italy 2015
By Ferruccio Laviani, Kartell
Located in Naples, IT
Bourgie is a Table Lamp designed by Ferruccio Laviani and produced by the brand Kartell. The Bourgie lamp is a Baroque-style creation with a plissé-effect lampshade made of polycarb...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Kartell Furniture

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Plastic

Carlo Bartoli Kartell Model 4875 Chairs in Yellow, New Old Stock 1985 - Set of 2
By Carlo Bartoli, Kartell
Located in San Benedetto Del Tronto, IT
Immerse yourself in the groundbreaking world of Space Age furniture design with this pair of vintage Kartell Model 4875 chairs,designed by Carlo Bartoli in the 70s. As the world’s fi...
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kartell Furniture

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Plastic

Kartell Mirror by Anna Castelli - Vintage Design Icons - 1960s
By Kartell, Anna Castelli Ferrieri
Located in San Benedetto Del Tronto, IT
Beautiful and iconic patent design Kartell Mirror in off white, designed by Anna Castelli Ferrieri in the 60s. This mid-century modern masterpiece features a squared frame with eleg...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kartell Furniture

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Plastic

Kartell Componibili Cabinet Set in Green by Anna Castelli Ferrieri, 1960s
By Anna Castelli Ferrieri, Kartell
Located in San Benedetto Del Tronto, IT
Introducing the Anna Castelli Ferrieri -designed 4970 Componibili Plastic Cabinet by Kartell – an iconic piece from the 1960s that seamlessly merges mid-century modern aesthetics with functional design. Part of the renowned ‘Componibili’ series, this cabinet boasts a squared base with gracefully curved angles, crafted from glossy plastic in a captivating green hue. These square-based units are no longer produced by Kartell and are becoming increasingly rare. The green color adds a touch of originality and distinction to this great vintage piece. This modular storage solution consists of two modules, one featuring a door for discreet storage, and the other open for easy access to your essentials. The innovative design allows for versatile use, making it an ideal addition to any room in your home. The glossy green finish not only adds a pop of color but also exudes a timeless charm that transcends design eras. Enhancing its practicality, the 4970 Componibili Cabinet is equipped with wheels, ensuring effortless portability and adaptability to your evolving space requirements. The back of the plastic frame proudly displays the engraved logos of both the designer, Anna Castelli, and the manufacturer, Kartell, attesting to the authenticity and design pedigree of this mid-century masterpiece. In excellent vintage conditions, healthy and cleaned, with wheels perfectly working. A beautiful and functional 60s design complement for your distinguished interiors. Elevate your interior with this iconic plastic cabinet that effortlessly combines form and function. Embrace the legacy of Anna Castelli’s vision and Kartell’s innovation with a touch of mid-century modern elegance in your living space. item. cabinet with wheels...
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1960s Italian Minimalist Vintage Kartell Furniture

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Plastic

Kartel Model 4875 Chair in Glossy Yellow by Carlo Bartoli, 1980s New Old Stock
By Carlo Bartoli, Kartell
Located in San Benedetto Del Tronto, IT
Immerse yourself in the groundbreaking world of Space Age furniture design with this amazing Kartell Model 4875 chair, designed by Carlo Bartoli in the 70s. As the world’s first inje...
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1980s Italian Industrial Vintage Kartell Furniture

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Plastic

Kartell 4875 Chair by Carlo Bartoli in Glossy Red, 1980s Edition
By Carlo Bartoli, Kartell
Located in San Benedetto Del Tronto, IT
Beautiful and rare chair designed by Carlo Bartoli for Kartell in a glossy red hue. The model 4875 chair is the first chair in the world made of injection – molded polypropylene. Ca...
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1980s Italian Industrial Vintage Kartell Furniture

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Plastic

Kartell Model 4875 Chairs by Carlo Bartoli - Rare 1985 NOS Pair in Glossy Black
By Carlo Bartoli, Kartell
Located in San Benedetto Del Tronto, IT
Indulge in the timeless allure of mid-century design with this exceptional pair of Kartell Model 4875 Chairs, meticulously designed by Carlo Bartoli in the 70s. A groundbreaking crea...
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1980s Italian Industrial Vintage Kartell Furniture

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Plastic

Kartell Model 4854 Chairs by Gae Aulenti, 1960s - Set of 4 - Emerald Green Resin
By Gae Aulenti, Kartell
Located in San Benedetto Del Tronto, IT
Elevate your space with a rare and exceptional set of four Kartell Model 4854 Chairs, designed by the legendary Gae Aulenti in 1968. Crafted from green lacquered thick resin, these chairs showcase Aulenti’s iconic design elements, featuring characteristic curved lines, sculptural shapes, and a glossy lacquered emerald...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kartell Furniture

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Resin

Post Modern Desk Chair by Philippe Starck for Kartell, 1990s
By Kartell, Philippe Starck
Located in Stowmarket, GB
Desk chair by Philippe Starck for Kartell 1990s 'EroS' Italy 83.5cm high, 61cm wide, 57cm deep
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1990s Post-Modern Kartell Furniture

Materials

Steel

Kartell Design Bandini Buti Floor Lamp Mod. '4055' 1960s
By Luigi Bandini Buti, Kartell
Located in Parma, IT
Rare floor lamp design Luigi Bandini Buti for Kartell 1965. Painted tubular metal structure, plexiglass double hemisphere diffuser. Mechanism with weight and up and down for adjustme...
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1960s Italian Space Age Vintage Kartell Furniture

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Metal

Vintage Kartell Round Table , 1960s-Ignazio Gardella and Anna Castelli Ferrieri
By Anna Castelli Ferrieri, Ignazio Gardella, Kartell
Located in San Benedetto Del Tronto, IT
Beautiful and iconic round table designed by Ignazio Gardella and Anna Castelli Ferrieri for Kartell in the 60s. This large table model 4997 is made of heavy white resin. The tablet...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kartell Furniture

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Steel

Kartell Model 4875 Chair by Carlo Bartoli - 1985 Edition New Old Stock in Black
By Carlo Bartoli, Kartell
Located in San Benedetto Del Tronto, IT
Mid-century Kartell Model 4875 Chair, designed by Carlo Bartoli in the 70s. A groundbreaking creation, the 4875 is hailed as the world’s first chair made of injection-molded polyprop...
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1980s Italian Industrial Vintage Kartell Furniture

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Plastic

Vintage Wall Mirror by Anna Castelli Ferrieri for Kartell - 1960s
By Anna Castelli Ferrieri, Kartell
Located in San Benedetto Del Tronto, IT
Beautiful and iconic patent design Kartell Mirror in off white, designed by Anna Castelli Ferrieri in the 60s. This mid-century modern masterpiece feat...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kartell Furniture

Materials

Plastic

Kartell Chair Model 4875 by Carlo Bartoli - Glossy White - Italy, 1970s
By Carlo Bartoli, Kartell
Located in San Benedetto Del Tronto, IT
Model 4875 chair is the first chair in the world made of injection – molded polypropylene. Carlo Bartoli designed it in 1970, Kartell started production in 1974 and the chair was a h...
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1970s Italian Industrial Vintage Kartell Furniture

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Plastic

Green Plastic Chairs 4875 by Carlo Bartoli for Kartell 1970s, Set of 6
By Kartell, Carlo Bartoli
Located in Padova, IT
Oustanding and rare set of 6 green plastic chairs 4875 model, designed by Carlo Bartoli and produced by Kartell 1970s. In Good condition, wear con...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kartell Furniture

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Plastic

Kartell Planter Container Model 4682 Componibili from Anna Castelli, 1960s
By Kartell, Anna Castelli Ferrieri
Located in San Benedetto Del Tronto, IT
Model 4682 is a modern classic, timeless masterpiece of 60s/70s Italian design. Designed by the famous Anna Castelli Ferrieri, it is made of the legendary plastic material that made Kartell a reference of these applications. The neat shapes are enhanced by the curved borders. A perfect example of form and function! It can be used as big planter...
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1960s European Minimalist Vintage Kartell Furniture

Materials

Plastic

Chest of Drawers Model 4602 by Simon Fussell for Kartell, 1970s
By Kartell, Simon Fussel
Located in San Benedetto Del Tronto, IT
Beautiful and rare green plastic chest of drawers designed by Simon Fussell and produced by Kartell. This modular green plastic chest of drawers on wheels has a simple but ingeniou...
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1970s Italian Industrial Vintage Kartell Furniture

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Plastic

Kartell Planter Model 4686 by Anna Castelli Ferrieri, 1960s
By Kartell, Anna Castelli Ferrieri
Located in San Benedetto Del Tronto, IT
Model 4686 is a modern classic, timeless masterpiece of 60s/70s Italian design. Designed by the famous Anna Castelli Ferrieri, it is made of the legendary plastic material that made ...
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1960s Italian Industrial Vintage Kartell Furniture

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Plastic

Italian modern modular chest of drawer 4964 by Olaf Von Bohr for Kartell, 1970s
By Kartell, Olaf von Bohr
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian modern modular chest of drawer 4964 by Olaf Von Bohr for Kartell, 1970s Modular chest of drawers mod. 4964 with rectangular base with rounded corners, in white plastic. The s...
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1970s Italian Modern Vintage Kartell Furniture

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Metal

Black Space Age Plastic Magazine Rack by Giotto Stoppino for Kartell, Italy
By Giotto Stoppino, Kartell
Located in Vienna, AT
Iconic black Italian Space Age plastic Magazin Holder designed by Giotto Stoppino for Kartell Italy in the 1970s, mod. 4626 This version has four storage compartments and in the cen...
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1970s Italian Space Age Vintage Kartell Furniture

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Plastic

Disc Holder by Olaf von Bohr for Kartell, 1960s
By Kartell, Olaf von Bohr
Located in San Benedetto Del Tronto, IT
Lovely and rare plastic disc holder designed by Olaf Von Bohr and produced by Kartell. This rare vintage piece is made of high density plastic. The black color is the perfect match ...
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1960s Italian Space Age Vintage Kartell Furniture

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Plastic

Iconic Magazine Disc Holder Model 4675 by Giotto Stoppino for Kartell, 1970s
By Giotto Stoppino, Kartell
Located in San Benedetto Del Tronto, IT
The model 4675 is the big sized version of the iconic magazine or disc holder designed by the world famous Giotto Stoppino for Kartell in 1972. This timeless piece of design with 6 b...
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1970s Italian Industrial Vintage Kartell Furniture

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Plastic

Kartell 4672: Iconic 70s Paper Basket by Ufficio Tecnico-Vibrant Red Glossy
By Kartell
Located in San Benedetto Del Tronto, IT
Paper basket model 4672, designed by Ufficio Tecnico Kartell and produced by Kartell in the 70s. This square base basket has rounded edges, a signature of the iconic Componibili ser...
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1970s Italian Industrial Vintage Kartell Furniture

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Plastic

Kartell Air du Temps Table Clock in White by Eugeni Quitllet
By Eugeni Quitllet, Kartell
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Lightness is the watchword of the table clock "Air du Temps" inhabited by hollows and light. Its aerial shape and its clean and essential design allow time to elapse suspended on a ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Kartell Furniture

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Metal

Patricia Urquiola for Kartell Grey Fabric Foliage Armchair
By Patricia Urquiola, Kartell
Located in London, GB
Originally designed by Patricia Urquiola for Kartell in 2012, the Foliage armchair is inspired by nature, striking the perfect balance between the nat...
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2010s Italian Kartell Furniture

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Fabric

Postmodern Dr. Glob Accent Chair Philippe Starck Kartell 80s Tuquoise + Silver!
By Philippe Starck, Kartell
Located in Basel, BS
One in the FANTASTIC Turquoise and Silver available for this listing. NOTE: Two additional black chairs are also available in our shop here. Incredible color! Very cool stacking ch...
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1980s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Kartell Furniture

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Metal

Kartell Ghost Buster Nightstand in Black by Philippe Starck & Eugeni Quitllet
By Philippe Starck, Kartell
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Night table version of the Ghost Buster commode. A little squared cube on four legs, available in completely transparent, colored or matte versions made of plastic. Like its older br...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Kartell Furniture

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Resin

Kartell Spoon Stool in White by Antonio Citterio & Toan Nguyen
By Toan Nguyen, Antonio Citterio, Kartell
Located in Brooklyn, NY
An original stool whose shape is as elastic in appearance as it is in function. The innovation of Spoon consists mainly in attaching the seat to a central support with a specially re...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Kartell Furniture

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Plastic

Kartell Mini Kabuki Desk Lamp in Crystal by Ferruccio Laviani
By Ferruccio Laviani, Kartell
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A mini version of the lamp in a complex thermoplastic polymer with a characteristic perforated surface, from which the light diffuses. Dimensions: Height: 27.56 in.; Width: 11.8 in....
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Kartell Furniture

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Plastic

Kartell Infinity Modular Bottle-Holder in Orange by Ron Arad
By Kartell, Ron Arad
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Infinity is a colourful and curvilinear, modular bottle-holder. The elements which form the bottle-holder can be fastened together to form an indefinite number of rings inside which ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Kartell Furniture

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Plastic

Kartell Take Lamp in Crystal by Ferruccio Laviani
By Kartell, Ferruccio Laviani
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The classic icon of the bedside lamp is revisited by Kartell's technology to become an industrial product in a variety of colour shades. The shape of Take is the result of the joinin...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Kartell Furniture

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Plastic

Kartell U Shine Vase in Smoke by Eugeni Quitllet
By Eugeni Quitllet, Kartell
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Eugeni Quitllet designs a precious collection of decorative vases made of transparent PMMA. The line is composed of a vase and a table centre, distinctive for their elegant geometry ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Kartell Furniture

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Resin

Kartell Toobe Desk Lamp in Crystal by Ferruccio Laviani
By Ferruccio Laviani, Kartell
Located in Brooklyn, NY
It was conceived from the idea of using a PMMA extruded tube, which creates a surprising smoked effect thanks to an innovative coloring technology. With simple and modern lines, Toob...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Kartell Furniture

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Plastic

Unique Coat Rack by Olaf Von Boh for Kartell, Italy 1970
By Olaf von Bohr, Kartell
Located in Amsterdam, NL
A pop-art style coat rack designed by Olaf Von Bohr, manufactured by Kartell in Italy around 1970. A very unique and distinctive piece! Made of brown wood with a lovely natural nerv...
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1970s Italian Vintage Kartell Furniture

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Plastic, Wood

Componibili 4970 Cabinet with Wheels by Anna Castelli for Kartell, 1960s
By Anna Castelli Ferrieri, Kartell
Located in San Benedetto Del Tronto, IT
Beautiful square-based storage cabinet column on wheels designed by Anna Castelli Ferrieri and manufactured by Kartell in the 60s. This cabinet column is composed of three open boxes, one of which is on wheels. The sleek design with the curved borders immediately distinguish this space age masterpiece. The componibili (Italian for "modular") can be transported easily and integrated into any space in the home and adapted to any use. These square-based units are no longer produced by Kartell and are becoming increasingly rare. In great vintage conditions, healthy and cleaned, with wheels perfectly working. A beautiful and functional 60s design complement for your distinguished interiors. item. cabinet with wheels...
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1960s Italian Industrial Vintage Kartell Furniture

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Plastic

Iconic Kartell 4672 Dark Brown Plastic Paper Basket - Ufficio Tecnico Design
By Kartell
Located in San Benedetto Del Tronto, IT
Paper basket in dark brown plastic model 4672, designed by Ufficio Tecnico Kartell and produced by Kartell in the 70s. This square base basket has rounded edges, a signature of the ...
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1970s Italian Industrial Vintage Kartell Furniture

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Plastic

Green Squared Cabinet Kartell Componibili by Anna Castelli Ferrieri, 1960s
By Anna Castelli Ferrieri, Kartell
Located in San Benedetto Del Tronto, IT
Ultra rare and beautiful square-based storage cabinet column on wheels designed by Anna Castelli Ferrieri and manufactured by Kartell in the 60s. This cabinet column is composed of two boxes with matching door- one of which is on wheels – and one smaller open box. The sleek design with the curved borders immediately distinguish this space age masterpiece. The componibili (Italian for “modular”) can be transported easily and integrated into any space in the home and adapted to any use. These square-based units are no longer produced by Kartell and are becoming increasingly rare. The green color adds a touch of originality and distinction to this great vintage piece. In excellent vintage conditions, healthy and cleaned, with wheels perfectly working. A beautiful and functional 60s design complement for your distinguished interiors. item. cabinet with wheels...
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1960s Italian Space Age Vintage Kartell Furniture

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Plastic

Large KD62 pendant by Eugenio Gentili Tedeschi for Kartell, 1960s
By Eugenio Gentili, Kartell
Located in Rotterdam, NL
Large KD62 pendant designed by Eugenio Gentili Tedeschi in 1962 and manufactured by Kartell. The lamp exits of two plastic shades and is finished with metal details. It contains two...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kartell Furniture

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Metal

Kartell by Philippe Starck Modern Ero/S White Dining Chair
By Kartell, Philippe Starck
Located in London, GB
Originally designed by Philippe Starck for Kartell in 1999 the Ero/S chair is inspired by the 1960s but has quickly become a modern design Classic. With an organic shape, the oval...
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20th Century Italian Kartell Furniture

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Steel

Philippe Starck for Kartell Clear Lucite Eros Swivel Italian Chairs, Set of 3
By Kartell, Philippe Starck
Located in Miami, FL
Set of 3 transparent Lucite Eros swivel chairs designed by Philippe Starck for Kartell and made in Italy. The seat is made out of acrylic and the base is aluminum. Marked at the se...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Kartell Furniture

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Aluminum

Kartell 4870 Anna Castelli Award-Winning Stackable Chairs, 1980s
By Anna Castelli Ferrieri, Kartell
Located in San Benedetto Del Tronto, IT
Beautiful award-winning stackable chairs model 4870 designed by Anna Castelli Ferrieri for Kartell in 1986. This beautiful model was recognized with the 'Compasso D'Oro' 1987 award...
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1980s Italian Industrial Vintage Kartell Furniture

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Plastic

Italian White Magazine Rack by Kartell - 2 available
By Kartell, Giotto Stoppino
Located in Las Angeles, CA
Vintage Italian mid-century white plastic magazine rack with six compartments and a round handle, designed by Giotto Stopinno for Kartell, model 4675 / Made in Milan Italy 1970s Meas...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Kartell Furniture

Materials

Plastic

Kartell furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Kartell furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of plastic and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Kartell furniture, although gray editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 219 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 904 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original furniture by Kartell were created in the modern style in europe during the 21st century and contemporary. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Driade, Philippe Starck, and Gervasoni. Prices for Kartell furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $80 and can go as high as $18,400, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $671.
Questions About Kartell Furniture
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Kartell is known largely for producing contemporary furniture out of plastic. The Italian company, founded in 1949, helped elevate the material, proving that it was suitable for designer furniture. You can find a collection of Kartell furniture and decorative objects on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 21, 2024
    The history of Kartell starts with an Italian chemical engineer named Giulio Castelli and his wife, Anna Ferrieri. The couple founded Kartell in Milan as an industrial design firm, producing utilitarian items like ski racks for automobiles and laboratory equipment designed to replace breakable glass with sturdy plastic. Even as companies like Olivetti and Vespa were making Italian design popular in the 1950s, typewriters and scooters were relatively costly, and Castelli and Ferrieri wanted to provide Italian consumers with affordable, stylish goods. They launched a housewares division of Kartell in 1953, making lighting fixtures and kitchen tools and accessories from colorful molded plastic. Buoyed by its success in the home goods market, Kartell introduced its Habitat division in 1963. Kartell achieved international recognition for its innovative work in 1972, when a landmark exhibition curated by Emilio Ambasz called "Italy: The New Domestic Landscape" opened at New York's Museum of Modern Art. Castelli and Ferrieri sold Kartell to Claudio Luti, their son-in-law, in 1988, and since then, Luti has expanded the company's roster of designers. On 1stDibs, explore a large selection of Kartell furniture.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Kartell Louis Ghost chairs are made of lucite. Designed by Phillipe Starck for Kartell in 2002, this clear chair is crafted from a single piece of plastic, making it a beautifully elegant piece. On 1stDibs, find a range of authentic Kartell Ghost chairs from top sellers.

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