For the first time in its 60-year history, Kartell will pay homage to one of the most iconic – and perhaps uncharacteristic – pieces in its archive with the reissue of Joe Colombo’s 4801 Armchair. Originally designed by the Italian master in 1965, the 4801 chair is famous for being the only Kartell piece ever to be made entirely of wood. Now, nearly fifty years later, Kartell has developed the complex and technically challenging engineering methods necessary to produce the design as originally envisioned, in its signature plastic. To celebrate the release of the chair, Kartell will partner with R 20th Century in New York, to present an exhibition examining Colombo’s rich collaboration with the company.
Audrey, the eclectic seat combining aluminium and plastic and designed by Piero Lissoni for Kartell, has finally arrived in the stores and in Kartell's single brand stores all over the world. This versatile and contemporary chair – which, because of its simple, clean lines due to a special die-casting process, is composed of only two parts and made without screws or welding – now becomes multifunctional and adaptable to all uses.
Presented on the occasion of the 50th Salone del Mobile, the 45 "Milanesified" icons of the charity project to support the Umberto Veronesi Foundation "Kartell loves Milano" will be auctioned at the Rotonda della Besana (Milan) in collaboration with Sotheby’s. You can make your bid using the form below.
In celebration of his 70th birthday, Robert Wilson, the famous American director and stage designer has created with Kartell a unique collection entitled "7 Electric Chairs…... As You Like It". Seven extraordinary chair-sculptures made of transparent polycarbonate in which white coloured neon light is inserted will be presented in their world première in the "Arturo Toscanini" box foyer at the Teatro alla Scala di Milano.
Salone del Mobile 2012 - Kartell Work in Project
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KARTELL REISSUES ICONIC JOE COLOMBO 4801 ARMCHAIR
AUDREY, the diva of chairs
Salone del Mobile 2011
Kartell Milano Charity Auction
Kartell & Robert Wilson present: "7 Electric Chairs... As You Like It"