Description
Description

Kartell is synonymous with innovative, modern design, often celebrated for its unique approach to materials, especially plastic. This brand offers a wide array of furniture, lighting, and home accessories, characterized by their vibrant colors, playful transparency, and futuristic forms. Some iconic pieces include the transparent "Louis Ghost" chair and the colorful "Componibili" storage units. Their offerings are both functional and statement-making, suitable for homes, offices, and public spaces. Kartell products can be found in design stores worldwide, boutiques dedicated solely to the brand, and numerous online platforms, bringing Italian design flair to global interiors.

History
History

Founded in 1949 by Giulio Castelli, Kartell began as a car accessory manufacturer in Milan. Over the years, it transitioned into home furnishings, gaining fame for its innovative use of plastic materials. Collaborations with design icons like Philippe Starck and Anna Castelli Ferrieri helped cement its reputation. Known for merging technology with design, Kartell transformed plastic into stylish, desirable furnishings, with pieces like the "Componibili" storage and "Louis Ghost" chair becoming modern classics.

Future
Future

Kartell, always at the forefront of design innovation, will likely continue embracing sustainable materials and eco-friendly processes, aligning with global eco-conscious movements. With the growing demand for multi-functional and space-saving furniture, Kartell may introduce adaptive designs suitable for evolving urban spaces. Collaborations with new-age designers will ensure fresh aesthetics, keeping the brand relevant. Items like their transparent "Ghost" line might see material or tech enhancements, ensuring Kartell remains a design trailblazer.

Common Questions
Common Questions
What innovative materials is Kartell best known for using in its furniture designs?

Kartell is best known for its innovative use of plastic materials in furniture designs. Since the 1960s, the company has pioneered the use of various types of plastics, most notably polycarbonate, polyethylene, and polypropylene. Kartell's ability to transform these materials into luxurious, durable, and aesthetically pleasing furniture pieces, often with transparency and a wide range of colors, set them apart. The transparent polycarbonate, in particular, became synonymous with iconic products like the "Louis Ghost" chair, blurring the lines between traditional and modern design through its materiality.

How do you clean Kartell plastic?

To clean Kartell plastic, use a soft cloth dampened with lukewarm water and mild soap. Gently wipe the surface, avoiding abrasive scouring pads or harsh chemicals that could scratch or damage the plastic. Rinse with a clean, damp cloth and then dry with a soft, lint-free cloth to prevent water spots or streaks.

What is the most popular Kartell product?

The "Louis Ghost" chair, designed by Philippe Starck for Kartell, is arguably their most popular product. A postmodern triumph, this transparent polycarbonate chair reinterprets the classic Louis XVI armchair. Its seamless, minimalist design combined with innovative use of material has made it an iconic and widely recognized piece in contemporary furniture.

Furniture

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15.75” | 40 cm
51.2” | 130 cm
31.5” | 80 cm
10.65 ft2 | .99 m2
50.7 lb | 23 kg
2017
Blast Table - Rectangular
40.000
130.000
80.000
0.99
23.000
2017.00
5
https://p3d.in/e/A69H5
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Blast Table - RectangularView of the Blast Table (Rectangular) in 3D available for downloadView of the Blast Table (Rectangular) in 3D available for download
15.75” | 40 cm
31.5” | 80 cm
31.5” | 80 cm
6.34 ft2 | .59 m2
33.1 lb | 15 kg
2017
Blast Table - Square
40.000
80.000
80.000
0.59
15.000
2017.00
5
https://p3d.in/e/u2C5k
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3D
Blast Table - Square3D model of the Blast Table (Square) viewed in perspective3D model of the Blast Table (Square) viewed in perspective
23” | 58.4 cm
12.75” | 32.4 cm
12.75” | 32.4 cm
1969
Componibili Storage Unit
58.400
32.400
32.400
1969.00
20
https://p3d.in/e/mtM0Z
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3D
Componibili Storage UnitView of the Componibili Storage Unit in 3D available for downloadView of the Componibili Storage Unit in 3D available for download
33” | 84 cm
20.5” | 52 cm
20.25” | 51 cm
2016
Generic C Chair
84.000
52.000
51.000
2016.00
20
https://p3d.in/e/aEnMA
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Generic C ChairView of the Generic C Chair in 3D available for downloadView of the Generic C Chair in 3D available for download
12.4” | 31.5 cm
39.37” | 100 cm
39.37” | 100 cm
10.76 ft2 | 1 m2
35.7 lb | 16 kg
2012
Invisible Table - Low
31.500
100.000
100.000
1.00
16.000
2012.00
0
https://p3d.in/e/qtnTM
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3D
Invisible Table - LowPerspective view of a 3D model of the Invisible Table (Low)Perspective view of a 3D model of the Invisible Table (Low)
12.4”, 15.75” | 31.5, 40 cm
47.25” | 120 cm
15.75” | 40 cm
5.17 ft2 | .48 m2
18, 19.4 lb | 8.2, 8.8 kg
2012
Invisible Table - Side
40.000
120.000
40.000
0.48
8.800
2012.00
5
https://p3d.in/e/YmLK5
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3D
Invisible Table - Side3D model of the Invisible Table (Side) viewed in perspective3D model of the Invisible Table (Side) viewed in perspective
32.7” | 83 cm
56” | 142.2 cm
16” | 40.6 cm
2002
Kartell Trays Bookcase
83.000
142.200
40.600
2002.00
0
https://p3d.in/e/8BKX7
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3D
Kartell Trays BookcaseView of the Kartell Trays Bookcase in 3D available for downloadView of the Kartell Trays Bookcase in 3D available for download
37” | 94 cm
21.25” | 54 cm
21.75” | 55.2 cm
2002
Louis Ghost Chair
94.000
54.000
55.200
2002.00
600
GUIDE
3D
Louis Ghost ChairView of the Louis Ghost Chair in 3D available for downloadView of the Louis Ghost Chair in 3D available for download
16.93” | 43 cm
75.6” | 192 cm
46.5” | 118 cm
19.17 ft2 | 1.78 m2
145.5 lb | 66 kg
2016
Multiplo Low Table - Oval
43.000
192.000
118.000
1.78
66.000
2016.00
0
https://p3d.in/e/eNGDR
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3D
Multiplo Low Table - OvalView of the Multiplo Low Table (Oval) in 3D available for downloadView of the Multiplo Low Table (Oval) in 3D available for download
16.93” | 43 cm
46.5” | 118 cm (Diameter)
46.5” | 118 cm (Diameter)
11.77 ft2 | 1.09 m2
105.8 lb | 48 kg
2016
Multiplo Low Table - Round
43.000
118.000
118.000
1.09
48.000
2016.00
0
https://p3d.in/e/5Uqkg
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3D
Multiplo Low Table - RoundPerspective view of a 3D model of the Multiplo Low Table (Round)Perspective view of a 3D model of the Multiplo Low Table (Round)
10” | 25.3 cm
31.5”, 55.1” | 80, 140 cm
15.75” | 40 cm
6.03 ft2 | .56 m2
12.1, 24.3 lb | 5.5, 11 kg
2002
Trays Table - Rectangular
25.300
140.000
40.000
0.56
11.000
2002.00
5
https://p3d.in/e/cs4RA
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3D
Trays Table - Rectangular3D model of the Trays Table (Rectangular) viewed in perspective3D model of the Trays Table (Rectangular) viewed in perspective
10” | 25.3 cm
31.5” | 80 cm
31.5” | 80 cm
6.89 ft2 | .64 m2
19.8 lb | 9 kg
2002
Trays Table - Square
25.300
80.000
80.000
0.64
9.000
2002.00
5
https://p3d.in/e/li2vn
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3D
Trays Table - SquareView of the Trays Table (Square) in 3D available for downloadView of the Trays Table (Square) in 3D available for download
35.5” | 90.2 cm
15” | 38.1 cm
19.25" | 48.9 cm
2006
Victoria Ghost Chair
90.200
38.100
48.900
2006.00
150
GUIDE
3D
Victoria Ghost ChairView of the Victoria Ghost Chair in 3D available for downloadView of the Victoria Ghost Chair in 3D available for download
Victoria Ghost Chair

The Victoria Ghost Chair is the perfect transparent chair for indoor or outdoor activities, whether it is in a residential or commercial setting. It is designed by Philippe Starck, almost resembling the Louis Ghost chair, but without armrest. The chair is made of durable transparent plastic that is stackable, comfortable and gives it a stable structure with characteristic expression.

The Victoria Ghost Chair has an overall height of 35.5” (90.2 cm), seat height of 18.5” (47 cm), width of 15” (38.1 cm), and depth of 19.25" (48.9 cm).

Collection of elevation and plan drawings of the Victoria Ghost Chair with height, width, and depth dimensions
The Victoria Ghost Chair is the perfect transparent chair for indoor or outdoor activities, whether it is in a residential or commercial setting. It is designed by Philippe Starck, almost resembling the Louis Ghost chair, but without armrest. The chair is made of durable transparent plastic.

The Victoria Ghost Chair has an overall height of 35.5” (90.2 cm), seat height of 18.5” (47 cm), width of 15” (38.1 cm), and depth of 19.25" (48.9 cm).

Collection of elevation and plan drawings of the Victoria Ghost Chair with height, width, and depth dimensions
Victoria Ghost Chair
Height:
35.5” | 90.2 cm
Width:
15” | 38.1 cm
Length:
Depth:
19.25" | 48.9 cm
Seat Height
18.5” | 47 cm
Weight:
Area:
Materials
Injection-molded transparent polycarbonate
Designer
Philippe Starck
Year
2006

Drawings include:
Victoria Ghost Chair front elevation, back, side, plan

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Trays Table - Square
Scaled size comparison illustration of the Trays Table (Square) in relation to other variations

The Trays Square Table was designed to resemble a Japanese tray and has a design based on small tables and shelf systems. This coffee table is a system of table surfaces that make it suitable for both the home and office. The Trays Table was designed by Piero Lissoni.

The Trays Table (Square) has an overall height of 10” (25.3 cm), width of 31.5” (80 cm), and depth of 31.5” (80 cm).

Set of dimensioned drawings of the Trays Table (Square) labeled with height, width, and depth in plan and elevation
The Trays Square Table was designed to resemble a Japanese tray and has a design based on small tables and shelf systems. This coffee table is a system of table surfaces that make it suitable for both the home and office. The Trays Table was designed by Piero Lissoni.

The Trays Table (Square) has an overall height of 10” (25.3 cm), width of 31.5” (80 cm), and depth of 31.5” (80 cm).

Set of dimensioned drawings of the Trays Table (Square) labeled with height, width, and depth in plan and elevation
Trays Table - Square
Height:
10” | 25.3 cm
Width:
31.5” | 80 cm
Length:
Depth:
31.5” | 80 cm
Weight:
19.8 lb | 9 kg
Area:
6.89 ft2 | .64 m2
Materials
Colored resin tray tabletop; chrome steel structure
Designer
Piero Lissoni
Year
2002

Drawings include:
Trays Table (Square) front elevation, side, plan

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Blast Table - Square
Size comparison diagram of the Blast Table (Square) compared to other similar designs

The Blast Square Table is a coffee table with a design that seeks to combine different color bases and tops. This coffee table incorporates transparent materials in both its base and top, as it is made from polypropylene and crystal. The Blast Table was designed by Phillipe Starck.

The Blast Table (Square) has an overall height of 15.75” (40 cm), width of 31.5” (80 cm), and depth of 31.5” (80 cm).

Collection of elevation and plan drawings of the Blast Table (Square) with height, width, and depth dimensions
The Blast Square Table is a coffee table with a design that seeks to combine different color bases and tops. This coffee table incorporates transparent materials in both its base and top, as it is made from polypropylene and crystal. The Blast Table was designed by Phillipe Starck.

The Blast Table (Square) has an overall height of 15.75” (40 cm), width of 31.5” (80 cm), and depth of 31.5” (80 cm).

Collection of elevation and plan drawings of the Blast Table (Square) with height, width, and depth dimensions
Blast Table - Square
Height:
15.75” | 40 cm
Width:
31.5” | 80 cm
Length:
Depth:
31.5” | 80 cm
Weight:
33.1 lb | 15 kg
Area:
6.34 ft2 | .59 m2
Materials
Layered crystal tabletop; colored polypropylene structure
Designer
Philippe Starck
Year
2017

Drawings include:
Blast Table (Square) front elevation, side, plan

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Componibili Storage Unit

The Componibili Storage Unit comprises of three separate storage units, each fitted with a sliding front door and tongue-and-groove configuration to provide open, stackable storage. The word Componibili comes from Italian, translating to “modular”. Appropriate to use anywhere in the home or office to hold and hide any mess.

The Componibili Storage Unit has an overall height of 23” (58.4 cm) and a diameter of 12.75” (32.4 cm).

Set of dimensioned drawings of the Componibili Storage Unit with overall height and diameter
The Componibili Storage Unit comprises of three separate storage units, each fitted with a sliding front door and tongue-and-groove configuration to provide open, stackable storage. The word Componibili comes from Italian, translating to “modular”.

The Componibili Storage Unit has an overall height of 23” (58.4 cm) and a diameter of 12.75” (32.4 cm).

Set of dimensioned drawings of the Componibili Storage Unit with overall height and diameter
Componibili Storage Unit
Height:
23” | 58.4 cm
Width:
12.75” | 32.4 cm
Length:
Depth:
12.75” | 32.4 cm
Weight:
Area:
Materials
Injection molded polycarbonate
Designer
Anna Castelli Ferrieri
Year
1969

Drawings include:
Componibili Storage Unit front elevation, side, plan

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Louis Ghost Chair

The Louis Ghost Chair is a stackable translucent plastic chair designed by Philippe Starck with wide legs and arched back. The chair is lightweight, inexpensive, with the transparent nature giving off an intangible feel, and the throne-like armrest offers the occupant a grandiose appearance. The Louis Ghost Chair takes the shape of a king chair, though it is built for the mass market.

The Louis Ghost Chair has an overall height of 37” (94 cm), seat height of 18.5” (47 cm), width of 21.25” (54 cm), and depth of 21.75” (55.2 cm).

Collection of elevation and plan drawings of the Louis Ghost Chair with height, width, and depth dimensions
The Louis Ghost Chair is a stackable translucent plastic chair designed by Philippe Starck with wide legs and arched back. The chair is lightweight, inexpensive, with the transparent nature giving off an intangible feel, and the throne-like armrest offers the occupant a grandiose appearance.

The Louis Ghost Chair has an overall height of 37” (94 cm), seat height of 18.5” (47 cm), width of 21.25” (54 cm), and depth of 21.75” (55.2 cm).

Collection of elevation and plan drawings of the Louis Ghost Chair with height, width, and depth dimensions
Louis Ghost Chair
Height:
37” | 94 cm
Width:
21.25” | 54 cm
Length:
Depth:
21.75” | 55.2 cm
Seat Height
18.5” | 47 cm
Weight:
Area:
Materials
Injection-molded transparent polycarbonate
Designer
Philippe Starck
Year
2002

Drawings include:
Louis Ghost Chair front elevation, back, side, plan

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