A Celebration of Plastic
A leading design company, founded in 1949 by Guilio Castelli and now run by Claudio Luti, Kartell is one of the symbols of Italian design around the world. A success story told through an incredible series of products - furniture, furnishings, lighting, home accessories - that have become part of the domestic landscape, not to mention actual contemporary design icons.

Kartell Museo

Kartellmuseo was established in 1999 on the occasion of the company’s fiftieth anniversary by President Claudio Luti with the aim of conserving, promoting and enhancing the company’s material and intangible cultural heritage. In 2000, the museum won the Guggenheim Business and Culture Award for the best company museum. Its collections, always in progress, consist of more than 8,000 objects, 5,000 designs and 15,000 photographs that together recreate a precise picture of Kartell’s history and production, the plastic materials adopted, the production technologies and the communication and distribution strategies used over the course of the company’s 65 years of activity.

Kartell by Laufen

Kartell by Laufen is a complete and integrated bath project, inspired by Kartell’s iconic design, along with Laufen’s quality. The offerings include various bathroom furnishings, accessories, toilets and taps. They can be varied to suit numerous possible moods and colours, transforming now and again into a completely different environment. Kartell by Laufen hits the market with desirability and seduction, and has great persuasive capacity. It’s an attainable dream, with a sophisticated yet accessible aesthetic; it’s chic yet understated.

History of Kartell

The revisitation of this great classic inspired by the Windsor style entails experimentation and the combination of different materials such as plastic and wood, which are interpreted winningly in a country chic "wood" version with four oak-stained or painted ash wood legs and “rockers”. A recollection of tradition and ancient emotions, reminiscent of the chairs gracing the verandas of colonial homes or the more familiar and nostalgic chairs of our grandmothers.