The Art Side of Kartell


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Ferruccio Laviani, Rita Selvaggio


On the occasion of its 70th anniversary, the history of the renowned Italian company: 70 years of design, art and creativity linked to industry.Throughout its history Kartell, a leading company in the field of “culture of living”, has focused its attention on the theme of research, innovation and the evolutionary processes of technology. Quality, design, industrial products have traced the path starting from the objects of domestic use that have revolutionized the history of post-war design, to the creation of the most sophisticated products that combine production technology and innovative materials.

Immersive and vibrant, The Art Side of Kartell explores yesterday’s visions of the “future” through objects, experiences and models of collective knowledge, archival materials and images, painting, installation and performance, documents, prototypes and new commissions in a dialectic that associates analytical and formal processes.A narrative journey that includes some of the most important chapters of Kartell’s production, the book portrays the way the company has changed over the last seven decades, in parallel with the evolution of the many artistic currents of the 20th-century up to the contemporary expressive languages.

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Weight 896 g
Dimensions 20.7 x 27.4 cm
Publisher name Skira Editore S.p.A
Publication date 6 January 2020
Number of pages 160
Format Hardback
Dimensions 20.7 x 27.4 cm
Weight 896 g


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Ferruccio Laviani, architect and designer, since 1991, he is the Art Director for Kartell; same role he has played for other companies such as Flos, De Padova, Foscarini, Moroso, Society (Limonta), Emmemobili. He designs retail spaces, set-ups, offices and houses for private clients, as well as, furniture. His designs are included in the collection of several brands.

Rita Selvaggio is an independent curator, journalist and art consultant, with experience both in Italy and abroad, working with commercial galleries, art fairs and public and private collections.