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Kartell Lighting

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.

Find vintage Kartell tables, seating, table lamps and other furniture on 1stDibs.

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Creator: Kartell
Kartell Cindy Lamp in Fuchsia Pink by Ferruccio Laviani
By Kartell, Ferruccio Laviani
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 Lighting

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Plastic

Ferruccio Laviani for Kartell Black "Bourgie" Table Lamp, Italy 2015
By Kartell, Ferruccio Laviani
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 Lighting

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Plastic

Kartell Small FL/Y Pendant Light in Orange by Ferruccio Laviani
By Kartell, Ferruccio Laviani
Located in Brooklyn, NY
FL/Y pendant light small in orange. It is a collection of pendant lamps designed by Ferruccio Laviani in 2002. Dimensions: Shade height: 11 in.; Diameter: 15 in.; Unit weight: 1.0...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Kartell Lighting

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Resin

Kartell Design Bandini Buti Floor Lamp Mod. '4055' 1960s
By Kartell, Luigi Bandini Buti
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 Lighting

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Metal

Kartell Mini Kabuki Desk Lamp in Crystal by Ferruccio Laviani
By Kartell, Ferruccio Laviani
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 Lighting

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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 Lighting

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Plastic

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 Lighting

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Plastic

Large KD62 pendant by Eugenio Gentili Tedeschi for Kartell, 1960s
By Kartell, Eugenio Gentili
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 Lighting

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Metal

KD7 Orange Pendant Lamp by Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni for Kartell, Italy
By Kartell, Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni
Located in Milano, IT
The Kartell KD7 stands as a rare and contemporary classic, embodying the timeless brilliance of 1950s/1960s Italian design. Crafted by Kartell, this extraordinary pendant lamp featur...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kartell Lighting

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Metal

Table Lamp model 4720 by Filippo Panseca for Kartell, Italy, 1960s
By Kartell
Located in Milano, IT
Spherical lamp designed by Italian designer Filippo Panseca for Kartell, drawn at the end of the 1960s. Inside the glass sphere, a mirror is positioned diagonally and reflects neon l...
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1660s Italian Mid-Century Modern Antique Kartell Lighting

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Mirror, Plexiglass

Space Age Orange Pendant Lamp Kartell KD7, 1960s
By Kartell
Located in San Benedetto Del Tronto, IT
The Kartell KD7 is a rare and modern classic, a timeless masterpiece of 50s/60s Italian design. This incredible pendant lamp designed and produced by Kartell is made of nickel plate...
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1960s Italian Space Age Vintage Kartell Lighting

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Metal

Large KD62 pending lamp by Eugenio Gentili Tedeschi designed for Kartell in 1965
By Eugenio Gentili, Kartell
Located in Antwerpen, Antwerp
Large pending lamp by Eugenio Gentili Tedeschi model KD 62 designed for Kartell in 1965. The lamp has a white acrylic orange and white shade and is finished with metal details. This ...
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1960s Italian Modern Vintage Kartell Lighting

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Metal

A pair of Desk Lamp 'Tic Tac' by Giotto Stoppino for Kartell, Italy 1970s
By Giotto Stoppino, Kartell
Located in Milano, IT
Tic Tac, the iconic lamp created by Giotto Stoppino for Kartell during the 1970s, is a standout piece. Made entirely from plastic, it distinguishes itself not just through its stunni...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kartell Lighting

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Plastic

Floor Lamp 4059 by Annig Sarian for Kartell, c.1970
By Annig Sarian, Kartell
Located in Surbiton, GB
A 1970’s floor lamp designed by Annig Sarian and produced by Kartell, the Italian manufacturer synonymous with pioneering designs in plastic. The 4059 lamp is composed of a tall pl...
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1970s Italian Space Age Vintage Kartell Lighting

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Glass, Plastic, Fiberglass

'KD 27' Table Lamp by Joe Colombo, Italy, 1967
By Joe Colombo, Kartell
Located in Roma, IT
'KD 27' table Lamp was designed by Joe Colombo in 1967. H. 23 cm, Ø 25 cm. Made by Kartell, Noviglio. Plastic, white, chrome-plated. Ref. Gramigna, Repertorio 1950 - 1980, Milan ...
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1960s Italian Vintage Kartell Lighting

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Metal

4035 wall lamp by Gerd Lange for Kartell, Italy, 1969
By Kartell, Gerd Lange
Located in Milano, IT
The 4035 sconce or table lamp, designed by Gerd Lange for Kartell, is an amazing fusion of minimalist elegance and modern sophistication. With its sleek, clean lines and a bold, deep...
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1660s Italian Space Age Antique Kartell Lighting

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Plastic

Rare Model 4065 Hanging Lamp by Gerd Lange for Kartell
By Kartell, Gerd Lange
Located in Dronten, NL
Very rare model 4065 hanging lamp in white and red acrylic, made by Kartell, Milan. Smart design provides many shade positions. Socket for standard E27 light bulb, max 75 W. The last...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kartell Lighting

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Acrylic

Ceiling Light by Sergio Asti for Kartell
By Sergio Asti, Kartell
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Ceiling Light by Sergio Asti for Kartell. Designed and manufactured in Italy, circa 1960. White acrylic suspension lamp with bell shaped shade and brass detailing. The lamp holds one...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kartell Lighting

Materials

Brass, Steel

Studio GPA Monti - KARTELL 1959 - Pair of lamps KD 9 by G. Piero and Anna Monti
By Gianemilio Piero and Anna Monti, Kartell
Located in Paris, FR
Rare pair of lamps KD 9 model designed by Gianemilio Piero and Anna Monti / Studio G.P.A. Monti for Kartell, Italy, between 1959 and 1969. Very good vintage condition. This model is no longer produced at present. This is one of the first lamps published by the Italian publisher Kartell. The price is for the pair. This is a rare find for collectors and connoisseurs vintage lighting. The "KD9" table lamps demonstrate the designers' spirit of innovation. These lamps feature a striking combination of geometric precision and organic elegance. Made at the height of Kartell's experimentation with plastics, these lamps demonstrate exceptional craftsmanship and great attention to detail. Thanks to their compact size and unique design, "KD9" lamps are versatile additions to any space. Whether you place them on a side table, nightstand, or use them as accent lighting, they effortlessly fit into different interior styles, from mid-century modern to contemporary. These lamps are not only functional lighting, but also coveted collectibles. The collaboration between Studio GPA Monti...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kartell Lighting

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Metal, Aluminum

Kartell 4035 wall lamp by Gerd Lange, Italy 1969
By Kartell, Gerd Lange
Located in Athens, Attiki
Kartell 4035 wall lamp by Gerd Lange, Italy 1969. Space Age design Kartell wall lamp. Glossy plastic lamp with a diffuser disc made of translucent plastic. This is also the actually...
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1960s Italian Space Age Vintage Kartell Lighting

Materials

Plastic

Gae Aulenti for Kartell ‘King Sun’ in Perspex and Red-Orange Aluminum
By Gae Aulenti, Kartell
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Gae Aulenti for Kartell, ‘King Sun’ lamp, Perspex, enameled aluminum, Italy, 1967 This ‘King Sun’ lighting object is created by Gae Aulenti f...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kartell Lighting

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Aluminum

Floor lamp by Nanda Vigo mod 4041 for Kartell, 1968
By Nanda Vigo, Kartell
Located in Milan, IT
Rare floor lamp designed in 1968 by Nanda Vigo for Kartell, lacquered aluminum base and top closure and white methacrylate diffuser. Neon lighting, fully functional. True example of ...
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1960s Italian Space Age Vintage Kartell Lighting

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Aluminum

Model KD14 Ceiling Light by Sergio Asti for Kartell
By Sergio Asti, Kartell
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Model KD14 Ceiling Light by Sergio Asti for Kartell. Designed and manufactured in Italy, circa 1963. Acrylic suspension lamp with subtle brass detailing, and banding perforations alo...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kartell Lighting

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Brass, Metal

Joe Colombo, Table Lamp, Acrylic, Italy, 1960s
By Joe Colombo, Kartell
Located in High Point, NC
A white and orange acrylic table lamp designed by Joe Colombo and produced by Kartell, Italy, c. 1960s. Overall Dimensions (inches): 5.6” H x 4.6” Diameter  Bulb Specifications: E-1...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kartell Lighting

Materials

Acrylic

Joe Colombo Vademecum Lamp in Red
By Joe Colombo, Kartell
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Scarce Vademecum table lamp, model 4034, designed Joe Colombo for Kartell. The forward-thinking design is intended to be versatile and portable, with a name in Latin that translates ...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kartell Lighting

Materials

Chrome

Kartell Bourgie Lamp in Multicolored Blue by Ferruccio Laviani
By Kartell, Ferruccio Laviani
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A lamp with an inimitable style, Bourgie is one of Kartell’s best sellers, skillfully combining Classic style, richness and tradition with innovation and irony. The Baroque style bas...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Kartell Lighting

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Plastic

Kartell Tip Top Bar Table in Crystal by Philippe Starck & Eugeni Quitllet
By Kartell, Philippe Starck
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Tip Top is a small side table, light and versatile, formed of a single base supporting the solid 48 cm diameter table top. The combination of the colored top and the transparent, hol...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Kartell Lighting

Materials

Resin

Tic Tac Desk Lamp by Giotto Stoppino for Kartell, Italy, 1970s
By Kartell, Giotto Stoppino
Located in Catania, CT
Good vintage condition with normal trace of age and use for this first serie of Tic Tac desk lamp, designed by Giotto Stoppino and produced by Kartell duri...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Kartell Lighting

Materials

Plastic

Set Of 2 KD24 by Joe Colombo for Kartell, Italy 1968
By Joe Colombo, Kartell
Located in Milano, IT
The "KD24" table lamp, designed by the legendary Joe Colombo for Kartell in 1968, is an iconic piece that perfectly represents the Space Age period. This lamp, which is in perfect co...
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1960s Italian Space Age Vintage Kartell Lighting

Materials

Plastic

Kartell Tea Lamp in Terracotta by Ferruccio Laviani
By Ferruccio Laviani, Kartell
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Tea is an abstract shape, an object of almost artisan imprinting that seems to represent two hands holding a light between their palms and letting ou...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Kartell Lighting

Materials

Plastic

Kartell Mini Geen-A Lamp in Bronze by Ferruccio Laviani
By Kartell, Ferruccio Laviani
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Geen-a is Kartell's first reading lamp, supplementing the brand’s lighting range with a product designed for this specific purpose. The simple lines conceal a real sense of attitude, while the clean shape – free from showy tech features – has a familiar yet intriguing effect. The piece consists of a base, a lightshade, three LED bulbs, a stem and a handle for easy transportation, while three matt-finish colours are available: white, black and brick. This is a simple lamp...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Kartell Lighting

Materials

Steel

Kartell Mini Geen-A Lamp by Ferruccio Laviani
By Kartell, Ferruccio Laviani
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Geen-a is Kartell's first reading lamp, supplementing the brand’s lighting range with a product designed for this specific purpose. The simple lines conceal a real sense of attitude, while the clean shape – free from showy tech features – has a familiar yet intriguing effect. The piece consists of a base, a lightshade, three LED bulbs, a stem and a handle for easy transportation, while three matt-finish colours are available: white, black and brick. This is a simple lamp...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Kartell Lighting

Materials

Steel

Kartell Mini Geen-A Lamp in White by Ferruccio Laviani
By Kartell, Ferruccio Laviani
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Geen-a is Kartell's first reading lamp, supplementing the brand’s lighting range with a product designed for this specific purpose. The simple lines conceal a real sense of attitude, while the clean shape – free from showy tech features – has a familiar yet intriguing effect. The piece consists of a base, a lightshade, three LED bulbs, a stem and a handle for easy transportation, while three matt-finish colours are available: white, black and brick. This is a simple lamp...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Kartell Lighting

Materials

Steel

Achille & Pier Giacomo Castglioni KD6 Hanging Lamp for Kartell 1959 Italy
By Kartell, Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni
Located in Montecatini Terme, IT
The hanging lamp model "KD 6” was designed by the brothers Castiglioni and was among the first lamps produced by the famous Italian company Kartell. KD 6 lamp is realized in opaline...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kartell Lighting

Materials

Brass

Kartell Tip Top Kid Table by Philippe Starck
By Philippe Starck, Kartell
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Tip Top is a small side table, light and versatile, formed of a single base supporting the solid 48 cm diameter table top. The combination of the colored top and the transparent, hol...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Kartell Lighting

Materials

Resin

Khan Suspension Lamp in Crystal by Philippe Starck
By Philippe Starck, Kartell
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Many different styles, from 18th century eclecticism to contemporary minimalism, come together in Philippe Starck’s KHAN chandelier to create a new icon of elegance and modernity. The symbolism of the design is complemented by the technological innovation of Kartell’s new...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Kartell Lighting

Materials

Plastic

Kartell Medium FL/Y Pendant Light in Burgundy by Ferruccio Laviani
By Kartell, Ferruccio Laviani
Located in Brooklyn, NY
An essential lamp which is characterized by the “subtle interpretations of the theme. Made in transparent methacrylate in gold color, the cover is not perfectly hemispherical but the...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Kartell Lighting

Materials

Resin

Kartell Medium FL/Y Pendant Light in Cola by Ferruccio Laviani
By Kartell, Ferruccio Laviani
Located in Brooklyn, NY
An essential lamp which is characterised by the “subtle interpretations of the theme. Made in transparent methacrylate in gold color, the cover is not perfectly hemispherical but the...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Kartell Lighting

Materials

Resin

Kartell Tea Lamp in White by Ferruccio Laviani
By Kartell, Ferruccio Laviani
Located in Brooklyn, NY
TEA is an abstract shape, an object of almost artisan imprinting that seems to represent two hands holding a light between their palms and letting ou...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Kartell Lighting

Materials

Plastic

Khan Suspension Lamp in Matt Bronze by Philippe Starck
By Philippe Starck, Kartell
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Many different styles, from 18th century eclecticism to contemporary minimalism, come together in Philippe Starck’s KHAN chandelier to create a new icon of elegance and modernity. The symbolism of the design is complemented by the technological innovation of Kartell’s new...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Kartell Lighting

Materials

Plastic

Kartell Medium FL/Y Pendant Light in Olive Green by Ferruccio Laviani
By Kartell, Ferruccio Laviani
Located in Brooklyn, NY
An essential lamp which is characterised by the “subtle interpretations of the theme. Made in transparent methacrylate in gold color, the cover is not perfectly hemispherical but the...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Kartell Lighting

Materials

Resin

Ge' Suspension Lamp in Green by Ferruccio Laviani
By Ferruccio Laviani, Kartell
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Gè is a suspension lamp attached to the ceiling with a decorated rosette suggestive of antique Venetian chandeliers. It comes with a 37 cm...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Kartell Lighting

Materials

Plastic

Khan Suspension Lamp in Black by Philippe Starck
By Philippe Starck, Kartell
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Many different styles, from 18th century eclecticism to contemporary minimalism, come together in Philippe Starck’s Khan chandelier to create a new icon of elegance and modernity. The symbolism of the design is complemented by the technological innovation of Kartell’s new...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Kartell Lighting

Materials

Plastic

Ge' Suspension Lamp in Rose by Ferruccio Laviani
By Kartell, Ferruccio Laviani
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Gè is a suspension lamp attached to the ceiling with a decorated rosette suggestive of antique Venetian chandeliers. It comes with a 37 cm...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Kartell Lighting

Materials

Plastic

Ge' Suspension Lamp in Yellow by Ferruccio Laviani
By Kartell, Ferruccio Laviani
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Gè is a suspension lamp attached to the ceiling with a decorated rosette suggestive of antique Venetian chandeliers. It comes with a 37 cm ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Kartell Lighting

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Plastic

Gerd Lange, Sconces, ABS, Methacrylate, Kartell, Italy, 1970s
By Kartell, Gerd Lange
Located in High Point, NC
A pair of abs and methacrylate sconces designed by Gerd Lange and produced by Kartell, Italy, 1970s. Dimensions of Back Plate (inches) : 10 x 10 x 1 (Height x Width x Depth) So...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kartell Lighting

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Plastic

Ge' Suspension Lamp in Chrome Plated by Ferruccio Laviani
By Kartell, Ferruccio Laviani
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Gè is a suspension lamp attached to the ceiling with a decorated rosette suggestive of antique Venetian chandeliers. It comes with a 37 cm...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Kartell Lighting

Materials

Plastic

Ge' Suspension Lamp in Light Blue by Ferruccio Laviani
By Ferruccio Laviani, Kartell
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Gè is a suspension lamp attached to the ceiling with a decorated rosette suggestive of antique Venetian chandeliers. It comes with a 37 cm...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Kartell Lighting

Materials

Plastic

Kartell K-Lux Floor Lamp by Rodolfo Dordoni
By Rodolfo Dordoni, Kartell
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The K-LUX floor lamp stands out for the fascinating way in which it refracts light through specially formed, bi-injected plastic and for a two-coloured shade that is white inside and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Kartell Lighting

Materials

Polyester

Ge' Suspension Lamp by Ferruccio Laviani
By Ferruccio Laviani, Kartell
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Gè is a suspension lamp attached to the ceiling with a decorated rosette suggestive of antique Venetian chandeliers. It comes with a 37 cm ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Kartell Lighting

Materials

Plastic

Kartell Aledin Tec Desk Lamp in Green by Alberto E Francesco Meda
By Alberto Meda, Kartell, Francesco Meda
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Aledin Dec is defined by the faceted decoration of its cone-shaped diffuser. The luminous beam throws a wider and more atmospheric light which well lends itself to residential applic...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Kartell Lighting

Materials

Plastic

Kartell Aledin Tec Desk Lamp in Fume by Alberto e Francesco Meda
By Alberto Meda, Kartell, Francesco Meda
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Aledin Dec is defined by the faceted decoration of its cone-shaped diffuser. The luminous beam throws a wider and more atmospheric light which well lends itself to residential applic...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Kartell Lighting

Materials

Plastic

Filippo Panseca for Kartell Table Lamp '4044' in Perspex and Neon
By Kartell
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Filippo Panseca for Kartell, table lamp, model '4044', chrome-plated brass, perspex, neon, mirror, Italy, 1968. Futuristic spherical lamp designed by Italian designer Filippo Pansec...
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1960s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Kartell Lighting

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Brass, Chrome

Kartell Aledin Tec Desk Lamp in Crystal by Alberto E Francesco Meda
By Alberto Meda, Kartell, Francesco Meda
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Aledin Dec is defined by the faceted decoration of its cone-shaped diffuser. The luminous beam throws a wider and more atmospheric light which well lends itself to residential applic...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Kartell Lighting

Materials

Plastic

Kartell Aledin Tec Desk Lamp in Blue by Alberto E Francesco Meda
By Alberto Meda, Kartell, Francesco Meda
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Aledin Dec is defined by the faceted decoration of its cone-shaped diffuser. The luminous beam throws a wider and more atmospheric light which well lends itself to residential applic...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Kartell Lighting

Materials

Plastic

Ge' Suspension Lamp in Black Golden by Ferruccio Laviani
By Ferruccio Laviani, Kartell
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Gè is a suspension lamp attached to the ceiling with a decorated rosette suggestive of antique Venetian chandeliers. It comes with a 37 cm...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Kartell Lighting

Materials

Plastic

Kartell Aledin Tec Desk Lamp in Amber by Alberto E Francesco Meda
By Alberto Meda, Kartell, Francesco Meda
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Aledin Dec is defined by the faceted decoration of its cone-shaped diffuser. The luminous beam throws a wider and more atmospheric light which well lends itself to residential applic...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Kartell Lighting

Materials

Plastic

Ge' Suspension Lamp in White Golden by Ferruccio Laviani
By Ferruccio Laviani, Kartell
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Gè is a suspension lamp attached to the ceiling with a decorated rosette suggestive of antique Venetian chandeliers. It comes with a 37 cm...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Kartell Lighting

Materials

Plastic

Kartell lighting for sale on 1stDibs.

Kartell lighting 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 lighting, although black editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 44 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 171 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original lighting 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 lighting by Ferruccio Laviani, Ernesto Gismondi, and Lumina. Prices for Kartell lighting can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $160 and can go as high as $18,400, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $625.
Questions About Kartell Lighting
  • 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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