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Kartell Table Lamps

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
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 Table Lamps

Materials

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 Table Lamps

Materials

Aluminum

Kartell Bourgie Lamp in Multicolored Blue by Ferruccio Laviani
By Ferruccio Laviani, Kartell
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 Table Lamps

Materials

Plastic

Kartell Space Lamp in Copper with Clear Shade 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 Table Lamps

Materials

Plastic, Resin

Gae Aulenti for Kartell "KIng Sun" Table Lamp, Italy 1970s
By Gae Aulenti, Kartell
Located in Naples, IT
This 'King Sun' lighting object was created by Gae Aulenti for Kartell in 1967. The lamp was specially designed for the Olivetti showroom in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Aulenti herself ...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kartell Table Lamps

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Aluminum

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 Table Lamps

Materials

Plastic

Kartell Bourgie Lamp in Glossy Black by Ferruccio Laviani
By Ferruccio Laviani, Kartell
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 Table Lamps

Materials

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 Table Lamps

Materials

Plastic

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 Table Lamps

Materials

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 Table Lamps

Materials

Plastic

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 Table Lamps

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Mirror, Plexiglass

'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 Table Lamps

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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 Table Lamps

Materials

Plastic

Kartell Take Lamp in Blue by Ferruccio Laviani
By Ferruccio Laviani, Kartell
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 Table Lamps

Materials

Plastic

Studio GPA Monti - KARTELL 1959 - Pair of lamps KD 9 by G. Piero and Anna Monti
By Kartell, Gianemilio Piero and Anna Monti
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 Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

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 Table Lamps

Materials

Aluminum

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 Table Lamps

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 Table Lamps

Materials

Chrome

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 Table Lamps

Materials

Plastic

Set Of 2 KD24 by Joe Colombo for Kartell, Italy 1968
By Kartell, Joe Colombo
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 Table Lamps

Materials

Plastic

Kartell Take Lamp in Amber 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 Table Lamps

Materials

Plastic

Kartell Take Lamp in Smoke 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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Kartell Table Lamps

Materials

Plastic

Tic Tac Desk Lamp by Giotto Stoppino for Kartell, Italy, 1970s
By Giotto Stoppino, Kartell
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 Table Lamps

Materials

Plastic

Kartell Mini Geen-A Lamp in Bronze by Ferruccio Laviani
By Ferruccio Laviani, Kartell
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 Table Lamps

Materials

Steel

Kartell Mini Geen-A Lamp by Ferruccio Laviani
By Ferruccio Laviani, Kartell
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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Kartell Table Lamps

Materials

Steel

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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Kartell Table Lamps

Materials

Plastic

Kartell Mini Geen-A Lamp in White by Ferruccio Laviani
By Ferruccio Laviani, Kartell
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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Kartell Table Lamps

Materials

Steel

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 Table Lamps

Materials

Brass, Chrome

Kartell Take Lamp in Pink by Ferruccio Laviani
By Ferruccio Laviani, Kartell
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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Kartell Table Lamps

Materials

Plastic

Kartell Bourgie Lamp in Crystal 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 base is composed of three interconnecting decorated layers, while the large lampshade...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Kartell Table Lamps

Materials

Plastic

Black Vademecum table lamp by Joe Colombo for Kartell, 1960s
By Kartell, Joe Colombo
Located in Rotterdam, NL
Black Vademecum (model 4034) table lamp, designed by Joe Colombo in 1968 and manufactured by Kartell. The Vademecum lamp is made of a plastic base and a stainless steel arm / shade....
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kartell Table Lamps

Materials

Steel

Kartell Aledin Tec Desk Lamp in Crystal by Alberto E Francesco Meda
By Alberto Meda, Francesco Meda, Kartell
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 Table Lamps

Materials

Plastic

Kartell Aledin Tec Desk Lamp in Fume by Alberto e Francesco Meda
By Alberto Meda, Francesco Meda, Kartell
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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Kartell Table Lamps

Materials

Plastic

Kartell Aledin Tec Desk Lamp in Amber by Alberto E Francesco Meda
By Alberto Meda, Francesco Meda, Kartell
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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Kartell Table Lamps

Materials

Plastic

Kartell Aledin Tec Desk Lamp in Blue by Alberto E Francesco Meda
By Alberto Meda, Francesco Meda, Kartell
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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Kartell Table Lamps

Materials

Plastic

Kartell Aledin Tec Desk Lamp in Green by Alberto E Francesco Meda
By Alberto Meda, Francesco Meda, Kartell
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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Kartell Table Lamps

Materials

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 i...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Kartell Table Lamps

Materials

Plastic

Kartell Bourgie Lamp in Gold 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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Kartell Table Lamps

Materials

Plastic

Kartell Bourgie Lamp in Multicolored Fuchsia by Ferruccio Laviani
By Ferruccio Laviani, Kartell
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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Kartell Table Lamps

Materials

Plastic

Kartell Goodnight Table Lamp by Philippe Starck
By Kartell, Philippe Starck
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Starck's exploration of lighting also extends to that most romantic of sources, the candle, with its warm, gentle glow. GOODNIGHT revisits the candle in its primordial form and tran...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Kartell Table Lamps

Materials

Plastic

XL Sphere Table Lamp ‘Model 4043’ by Filippo Panseca for Kartell, Italy, 1960s
By Kartell
Located in Rotterdam, NL
Table / floor lamp ‘Model 4043’ by Filippo Panseca for Kartell, Italy 1968. Two models were produced, this is the rare largest version. Interesting radical design...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kartell Table Lamps

Materials

Stainless Steel

Kartell Battery Lamp in Green by Ferruccio Laviani
By Kartell, Ferruccio Laviani
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Battery is an iconic compact lampshade. It is made from transparent PMMA and truly embodies innovation, being 100% rechargeable when plugged in and with a battery life of up to 8 hou...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Kartell Table Lamps

Materials

Resin

Kartell Mini Planet Table Lamp in Crystal 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,...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Kartell Table Lamps

Materials

Aluminum

Kartell Cindy Lamp in Blue 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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Kartell Table Lamps

Materials

Plastic

Kartell Toy Lamp Moschino Design by Jeremy Scott in Gold
By Kartell, Moschino
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The iconic bear of Moschino, re-launched by the designer, becomes a table lamp for Kartell that interprets the playful, irreverent and colourful style that the two brands have in com...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Kartell Table Lamps

Materials

Plastic

Kartell Battery Lamp in Blue by Ferruccio Laviani
By Ferruccio Laviani, Kartell
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Battery is an iconic compact lampshade. It is made from transparent PMMA and truly embodies innovation, being 100% rechargeable when plugged in and with a battery life of up to 8 hou...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Kartell Table Lamps

Materials

Resin

Kartell Cindy Lamp in Violet 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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Kartell Table Lamps

Materials

Plastic

Kartell Big Battery Lamp in Plum by Ferruccio Laviani
By Kartell, Ferruccio Laviani
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Battery is an iconic compact lampshade. It is made from transparent PMMA and truly embodies innovation, being 100% rechargeable when plugged in and with a battery life of up to 8 hours. This allows it to be moved around extremely easily: perfect for use in outdoor restaurants...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Kartell Table Lamps

Materials

Resin

Kartell Take Lamp in Solid White by Ferruccio Laviani
By Ferruccio Laviani, Kartell
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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Kartell Table Lamps

Materials

Plastic

Kartell Cindy Lamp in Platinum 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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Kartell Table Lamps

Materials

Plastic

Kartell Toy Lamp Moschino Design by Jeremy Scott
By Moschino, Kartell
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The iconic bear of Moschino, re-launched by the designer, becomes a table lamp for Kartell that interprets the playful, irreverent and colourful style that the two brands have in com...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Kartell Table Lamps

Materials

Plastic

Kartell Battery Lamp in Plum by Ferruccio Laviani
By Ferruccio Laviani, Kartell
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Battery is an iconic compact lampshade. It is made from transparent PMMA and truly embodies innovation, being 100% rechargeable when plugged in and with a battery life of up to 8 hou...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Kartell Table Lamps

Materials

Resin

Kartell Cindy Lamp in Dark Gold 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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Kartell Table Lamps

Materials

Plastic

Kartell Battery Lamps in Metallic Gold by Ferruccio Laviani
By Kartell, Ferruccio Laviani
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Battery is an iconic compact lampshade. It is made from transparent PMMA and truly embodies innovation, being 100% rechargeable when plugged in and with a battery life of up to 8 hou...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Kartell Table Lamps

Materials

Resin

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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Kartell Table Lamps

Materials

Plastic

Kartell Take Lamp in Solid Black by Ferruccio Laviani
By Ferruccio Laviani, Kartell
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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Kartell Table Lamps

Materials

Plastic

Kartell Battery Lamp in Smoke by Ferruccio Laviani
By Kartell, Ferruccio Laviani
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Battery is an iconic compact lampshade. It is made from transparent PMMA and truly embodies innovation, being 100% rechargeable when plugged in and with a battery life of up to 8 hou...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Kartell Table Lamps

Materials

Resin

Kartell Big Battery Lamp in Crystal by Ferruccio Laviani
By Kartell, Ferruccio Laviani
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Battery is an iconic compact lampshade. It is made from transparent PMMA and truly embodies innovation, being 100% rechargeable when plugged in and with a battery life of up to 8 hours. This allows it to be moved around extremely easily: perfect for use in outdoor restaurants...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Kartell Table Lamps

Materials

Resin

Kartell table lamps for sale on 1stDibs.

Kartell table lamps 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 table lamps, although black editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 20 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 97 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original table lamps by Kartell were created in the modern style in italy during the 21st century and contemporary. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider table lamps by Lumina, Venini, and Ferruccio Laviani. Prices for Kartell table lamps can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $180 and can go as high as $18,400, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $575.
Questions About Kartell Table Lamps
  • 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 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 ExpertMarch 25, 2024
    How you clean Kartell plastic depends on the piece. Often, the best way to clean plastic furniture is with lukewarm water and mild dish soap. However, recommended cleaning methods vary. For the best results, refer to the manufacturer's care instructions that accompany your furniture. Shop a collection of Kartell furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 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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