Creativity and technology, quality and innovation, glamour and functionality, an extraordinary combination of factors which, when combined with the strategic vision of distribution, contribute to confirming Kartell’s global success.
A leading design company founded in 1949, Kartell is proud of its more than 65 years of history masterfully expressed in its gamut of products that ranges from furniture to interior design items and from lighting to footwear collections. Its products have always embodied the language and the atmosphere of the period in which they were born while at the same time remaining strikingly contemporary. All this has made Kartell objects an integral part of the domestic scene.
Designer names of world-wide fame such as Philippe Starck, Ron Arad, Antonio Citterio, Ferruccio Laviani, Piero Lissoni, Patricia Urquiola, Tokujin Yoshioka, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec Mario Bellini and Front collaborate with Kartell. This creative team has developed a special feeling with Kartell through dialogue and the continuous exchange of ideas on design and has succeeded in establishing a perfect balance between the design experience of the individual designers and the potential and needs of the company.
Over the years Kartell has earned an enviable series of prestigious international accolades including nine Compasso d’Oro awards. In 2000 the Kartell Museum, keeper of the brand’s history, was recognized as the “best corporate museum” by the Guggenheim Museum.
In the last ten years an ambitious expansion plan has strengthened the distribution network and the brand image all over the world. Today Kartell has over 130 flagship stores, 250 shops-in-shop, 2,500 multibrand sales points and is present in 130 countries.