Books are, for many people, colorful, letter and picture-filled treasures. Treasures that transcend time and space to take you as far as your imagination reaches. And who doesn’t want a unique way to store and display their paper-bound treasures? With the Kartell Bookworm Bookshelf, there are three different lengths for you to create your own bookshelf design du jour. Flexible, durable- a smart design to fit your reading curve, you bookworm, you.
Have a seat in the human catapult! Not really, though the sleek curve of the spooned seat crooking into the stem, to base, lends an imaginative use for the uniquely designed stool. Made of plastic polypropylene, the specially reinforced curve of the seat is meant to ensure comfort and flexibility. Designed by Antonio Citterio and Toan Nguyen, the gas lift pump adjusts the seat height nearly 8 inches, the handle discreetly hidden within the seat. Available in a variety of colors, this saucy stool is available by Kartell at a going rate of $620.
Audrey is a new series of two chairs designed by Piero Lissoni for Italian furniture company Kartell presented at Milan Design Week 2011. The chair can be used indoors and outdoors; available in both a hard or upholstered variation. The chair exhibits clean and simple lines, and its die-cast aluminum frame makes it lightweight and resistant to the elements and every day wear. Audrey has a seat and back made from modified, batch-dyed polypropylene that comes in a range of colors: white, yellow, orange, sand, light gray, cornflower blue and black.
Phillipe Starck’s latest — a plastic chair — earned it’s name on the first sketch. Mr. Impossible. The designer said it couldn’t be made. The challenge being the weld. Using existing methods to weld the seat and the legs would create an unsightly seam. Kartell’s engineers had to go the blue water route. The key, a very big laser.
A most inviting chair with an organic design that inspires comfort, neatness and style. It takes on a new technological challenge with highly sophisticated processing methods that consist in the welding of two shells: the transparent structure and the seat, in a full-colored and translucent version, are joined together making them indestructible and guarantee a truly surprising design effect.
batch-dyed or clear polycarbonate
L. 62 cm; H. 79 cm; D. 70 cm.
transparent seat version: crystal, green, grey, ochre, purple, orangey-red;
mat seat version: Kartell red, white, black, silver; structure: transparent.