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Preview SALONE 2016: Kartell

Feb 25, 2016 designdiffusion

Preview SALONE 2016: Kartell

Research, technology and experimentation on materials and functions: all key elements of the new collections that Kartell will present at Salone del Mobile Milano 2016. Kartell is focusing on innovation combined with signature design.

The preview for this year Salone are:

  • Antonio Citterio has created a versatile family of tables: Multiplo. The key idea driving this project is that you can create completely different tables depending on the finish, colour or pattern used. The plastic structure is combined with different bases and ultra-thin ceramic tabletops. The table’s legs and frame are made from moulded thermoplastic polymer while the top is in marble-effect, mass-coloured ceramic. From the minimalist to the decorative, from pop art to more elegant designs, from bourgeois dining tables to the perfect bar tables for contract furniture, Multiplo has an inherently eclectic and versatile spirit.
  • Piero Lissoni designed the Piuma seat, one of the most revolutionary and enterprising products for Kartell in its repertoire of technology and materials. It took two years of intense research to settle on the unusual blend needed to create Piuma’s basic design: a complex thermoplastic polymer reinforced with numerous fibres including carbon in order to give the structure greater mechanical rigidity and a lower weight. It is the first time that a material containing carbon fibre has been injection moulded, and for a stylish, aesthetically-pleasing product at that. Thanks to this unprecedented mix of materials, the Piuma is not only extremely light and slender but also incredibly durable, flexible, suitable for outdoor use, and foldable. The designer has also presented the final version of the all-new Largo, a 3-person maxi sofa with a polycarbonate frame that offers solid support and linearity to the wide cushions.
  • Philippe Starck extended the Aunts&Uncles family with his latest table, Sir Gio. The designer’s stylistic traits can be instantly spotted in the strictly-transparent polycarbonate spokes that form the base of the table.
  • Eugeni Quitllet put his name to a new chair, the Dream’Air, a concept that Kartell has never before visited in terms of form. The main characteristic of this new star product is the combination of diverse materials within a geometric base structure and an ethereal and transparent seat.