Maison & Objet 2017
Kartell celebrates the 50th anniversary of its Componibili with a special Parisian installation titled “The Design Towers”
Kartell is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Componibili, one of the brand’s most iconic objects and an outright long time bestseller since 1967, the year it was first launched at the Salone del Mobile in Milan.
To mark this important anniversary, Kartell is presenting a special installation titled “The Design Towers” at its flagship store in Paris, from 20 to 24 January 2017. Featured alongside the Componibili, there will be other “cornerstones” of the Kartell world, such as La Bohème by Philippe Starck, Sparkle by Tokujin Yoshioka, Pilastro by Sottsass, Stone by Marcel Wenders and Optic by Patrick Jouin.
Originally presented under the name of “mobili 4970/84”, the Componibili represented an absolute novelty for the company and made design history with an original approach that associated design with plastic materials, born of the creativity of Anna Castelli Ferrieri, wife of founder Giulio Castelli and one of the first designers to have elaborated the concept of modularity.