He remembers having spent his childhood under his father's drawing tables, passing hours stitching, cutting, gluing and grinding, disassembling bicycles, motorbikes and other objects. Endless hours, an entire life spent dismantling and reassembling anything that fell into his hands, reconstructing his surrounding world. He continues to shake the traditions and culture of the world's major cities, with the interior design of the restaurant at Hong Kong's Peninsula Hotel (1994), the Teatron in Mexico (1995), the Delano Hotel a Miami (1995), the Modrian in Los Angeles (1996), the Asia de Cuba restaurant in New York (1997), as well as an entire series of ongoing projects in London and elsewhere. His skill lies in being able to transform instantly the object of the commission into a place filled with charm, pleasure and encounters. He tirelessly modifies everyday life, exalting the deepest roots of existence in his changes. His increasing fascination with life has now led him to create clothes, underwear, footwear, glasses, food, and always with the conviction that his design respects nature and the future of humankind. In the exhibits of museums all around the world, in Paris, New York, Munich, London, Chicago, Kyoto and Barcelona, his work is considered to be that of a master. He has received numerous prizes and awards: designer of the year, the Oscar de luminaire (1980), the title of Officier des Artes et des Lettres (1985), Compasso d'Oro ADI (2001), Show Boats in Munich (2003), and many others.
|Country of Manufacture: Italy|
Questions & Answers
Kartell Kartell Masters Chair (Set of 2)
Kate from Queens, NY– Verified Buyer
These chairs are classy. Not only a beautiful design but very comfortable, both the seat and the back rest.
Love my chairs!
Samara from Fairfax, VA– Verified Buyer
I wanted something a little funky and colorful for my kitchen chairs. I ordered these in the Mustard color. They are a bit more green then I expected, I think I was expecting more of a bright yellow, but I still love them. And they are actually quite comfortable to sit on and look great in my kitchen! Our old chairs were upholstered which did not work well with a toddler and another baby on the way. Love that I can just wipe these down and down have to worry about stains or food mushed in.
Stylish and Comfortable
Claudia from Boston, MA– Verified Buyer
These chairs are lightweight but seem sturdy and appropriate for indoors and out. They are more comfortable than they look. They have great lines. Sage color is warm and fairly neutral.
Great chair, beautiful design
MH from NJ– Verified Buyer
The chair fits well with our modern, eclectic decor. The black has a nice matte finish that doesn't show smudges as much as i had feared since we use these at the breakfast table. It is comfortable but does rise up in the front so sitting at the edge is not the best position.
Lovely, comfortable utilitarian chairs
Ed from Brooklyn, NY– Verified Buyer
Furthermore, in their sage greed color, they go with just about anything. They're adaptable to both indoor & outdoor use (waterproof) They're quite light to carry, stack well, & and are reasonably priced. What's not to like
Sculptural and comfortable chairs.
Dena from Seattle, WA– Verified Buyer
We are using them in our breakfast nook and they are perfect. We got a simple white round bistro table to go with them. They do not read as plastic , they read as interesting design. Surprisingly comfortable too.
Debbie from Brush Prairie, WA– Verified Buyer
These look great and are very comfortable. A good price. They took a while to arrive, at least 3 weeks more than promised, but worth the wait.
Marian from Michigan
Love the modern look!! Very comfortable and light weight. I bought two chairs for each end of my reclaimed wood table. Highly recommend this chair!
Takayuki from Sunnyside, NY– Verified Buyer
No assembly required. Adding sculptural look to my small dining space. Opening design is light & airly. Seating and back area support your body comfortably.
Julie from Minneapolis MN
Great chairs. Comfortable for all! Versatile, light weight and elegant. We bought the first four and liked them so much bought four more.
A creative team of world famous designers including Ferruccio Laviani, Alberto Meda and Philippe Stark, together with Kartell, have developed a special intuition through dialogue and the continual exchange of design ideas. This has served to establish a perfect equilibrium between the designers' project experience, their ability to and the demands of the company.
In its 55 years of existence, Kartell has won prestigious international awards including 9 Gold Compass awards. Today Kartell exports 75 percent of its products to 85 countries worldwide. Lasting success and a daring challenge on the market combine with the continual desire to innovate and reinvent.