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The Kartell Precious Collection
‘Precious, yes: this year, plastic has finally achieved its rightful status as a precious, rare and technological material.’ – Ferruccio Laviani
Above: Precious Kartell at Salone del Mobile Milano
When picturing sumptuousness and glamour, plastic probably isn’t the first material that would spring to the minds of most. However, Kartell have been working towards reinventing this notion for the past 15 years, putting a great deal of research and development into their plastic injection-moulding processes. To celebrate and accentuate the high-performing properties of their plastic, Kartell have released the Precious collection, which features some of their most iconic bestsellers in sleek metallic finishes. You’re in for a treat!
A popular choice amongst our customers and design enthusiasts, the FLY Suspension Light is one of Kartell’s most recognisable designs. Designed by Ferruccio Laviani, the contemporary pendant lamp features a domed cover available in a vibrant array of colours, from Petrol Blue and Emerald to Cardinal Red. He also designed the characteristic Bourgie Table Lamp, which combines a classic and traditional form with playful colours and finishes. It can also be assembled at a height of your choice to suit your interior!
The Componibili Round Storage by Anna Castelli Ferrieri is a simple yet intelligent storage solution and was designed to meet a variety of needs. We have ours in our showroom restrooms, but we’ve seen them look stylish and contemporary within bedrooms, lounges and hallways.
Ferruccio Laviani and Anna Castelli Ferrieri
Ferruccio Laviani emerged as a designer within the early stages of the Memphis Movement before partnering with Kartell in 1991. It wasn’t long before Laviani became a prestigious and respected figure within the design world, with one of his most significant successes being the iconic Bourgie Lamp. Anna Castelli Ferrieri was also a highly valued designer, eventually becoming the wife of Kartell founder Guilio Castelli after beginning her career with the company in 1966. Her Componibili storage units are aesthetically simple yet highly functional, which is partly why they are so popular today.
New metallic finishes
As a result of extensive research and investment, Kartell developed a cutting-edge metallisation process resulting in impeccable high-quality products and finishes. The slick opaque finish of the metallic FL/Y Suspension Lights adds a glamourous twist on the eclectic original version, whilst still maintaining the contemporary domed shape. The pendants would look fantastic both hung individually or in a succession of 3, with matching finishes or Chrome, Copper and Gold combined.
The Copper version of the metallic Bourgie Lamp is our most recent addition and is particularly in keeping with the current interior trends. Copper is a rich and versatile material that helps to add warmth to any interior and looks particularly striking in this polished high-shine finish. This is also the case with the metallic Componibili storage units (Chrome, Copper and Gold), which have transformed an understated yet recognisable classic into an extravagant and eye-catching design. We love!
If you’re interested in the Precious collection by Kartell or the original bestsellers, then please call +44 (0) 114 243 3000 (option 1) or email email@example.com for friendly expert advice and assistance.