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Kartell crafts spaces for living with 'Urban Horizons' at Salone del Mobile
Urban Horizons by Kartell at Milan Design Week
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Kartell crafts spaces for living with 'Urban Horizons' at Salone del Mobile

The leading contemporary furniture brand in Italy presents its new collections of collaborative products at Milan Design Week 2024.

by Kartell
Published on : Apr 20, 2024

Italian brand Kartell has designed a new Milanese skyline for this year’s Salone del Mobile. Milan is not just the city where Kartell has deep roots; it is also a city of excellence for creativity and a centre of 'Creative Intelligence' where universities, design studios and companies come together to breathe life into the magical and irreplaceable machine that is Salone del Mobile. Lorenza Luti, Marketing and Retail Director of Kartell explains, “Our 2024 stand serves as a metaphor for Kartell’s 'Made in Milan' strategy and philosophy, and for the added value this brings in terms of creativity, internationalism, quality and worldwide orientation.” Kartell Milano Urban Horizons, as the stand concept is called, pays homage to Milan and encourages reflection on how the city is changing while maintaining its place as the number one destination for design and creativity. The stand at Milan Design Week 2024 highlights the value Kartell assigns to architecture and the flexible way in which Kartell creates new living and work spaces. The stand features a series of iconic monuments and buildings from the Lombard metropolis, depicted through bold graphic surfaces that create a futuristic urban skyline. These architectural elements provide a backdrop for showcasing new collections, designs, and mini-room settings on platforms throughout the exhibit.

New Domestic Horizons

H.H.H.Her Highest Highness

H.H.H. – Her Highest Highness by Philippe Starck epitomises a dignified elegance and symbol that defines the person who interacts with the chair, prompting them to take a royal-like posture. It transcends the mere notion of sitting, transforming every moment spent upon it into one of true majesty. The chair design's frame is crafted from polycarbonate 2.0, and the seat is available in various finishes.


Asia is the new sofa design line designed by Piero Lissoni, featuring a compact, enveloping seat and a refined, well-balanced design. The system comprises two and three-seater sofas and an armchair. The cushions, designed for maximum comfort, are supported by an elegant metal 'tray' with clean, precise lines.

A.I. Collection

The A.I. Lounge armchair is a recent addition to the A.I. product line, made from recycled materials to offer a sustainable and comfortable seating option for contemporary living spaces. Constructed from recycled thermoplastic technopolymer with a mineral filler and soft touch treatment, the chair design combines the collection's distinct lines with a high level of comfort. This armchair is the result of a collaboration between artificial intelligence, the designer, and the company, utilising creative thought and technology to develop a seating model that addresses structural requirements, aesthetic standards, and functionality. 

Another product of the A.I. collection is the A.I. console epitomising refinement in the field of artificial intelligence, prioritising elegance and minimalism in its design. This one-of-a-kind furniture design maintains a familiar aesthetic while adding a subtle touch to entryways and hallways with its central leg. Designed for use in both residential and commercial spaces, it comes in an array of colour choices. In 2024, a black version crafted from recycled illy iperEspresso coffee capsules will be launched, demonstrating the product's commitment to sustainability.


Teresa by Ferruccio Laviani is a lamp design with generous proportions that seems to unfold its petals in a graceful display of welcoming light. This signifies a new development in the exploration of creative design concepts and increasingly bold industrial moulding techniques in the field of lighting design, enabling the creation of innovative and impactful shapes and sizes. It is available in a choice of five colours and offered in limited edition during the Salone del Mobile, with four exclusive colours available for immediate purchase.

Thierry Family

The Thierry family of 'jewel' tables introduces a new variant: the Thierry Bistrot, featuring an elegant black top designed specifically for refined and sophisticated settings. The essence of the collection shines through its vibrant colour palette, offering versatile and visually captivating furnishing solutions. With their metal legs and glass tops in rich, gem-like hues, Thierry table designs effortlessly complement a range of environments.

A New Creative Horizon


Panorama by Starck is precisely that chair that literally makes heads turn. With its wide, comfortable seat, Panorama is a swivel chair that allows you to look at the world from ever-changing perspectives.


The C.Koya stools from Starck’s Smart Wood family offer versatile possibilities, enhancing both aesthetic and functional opportunities. Defined by a minimalist and sleek language, the stool designs come in various light and dark wood options, effortlessly blending into diverse settings and decor styles.


Belvedere is the new chair by Ludovica Serafini + Roberto Palomba whose name is inspired by the Viennese Belvedere Palace, which houses the treasures and traditions of Austrian culture. This was the starting point for the design of this original chair that blends the culture of the Viennese chair-making world with Vienna straw and Kartell’s industrial capacity for research into new materials and new product design solutions.

The Milan Living Room


The new Aaland upholstered furniture collection designed by Patricia Urquiola is inspired by the imagery of archipelagos, those groups of neighbouring islands that create a feeling of cohesion in a fluid space. This distinctive concept permeates every element of the collection; the soft, organic shapes of the seats extend and merge, creating little islands that generate new spaces of comfort and togetherness.


Urquiola’s Corteza side tables and planters that complete the collection are made of recycled material, with striations reminiscent of the plant world, giving them the appearance of natural barks. These elements include a side table, a coffee table and two planters, which blend perfectly into the environment, giving it a natural and harmonious touch. 


WiseWise by Lissoni represents an innovative mini-architecture system, characterised by a structural framework based on pillars capable of hosting modular boxes. This versatile system can serve as storage or as a foundation for creating actual furnishings such as bookcases, consoles, or sofa accessories. It reflects a lateral approach, a sort of intrinsic design scale inherent to Kartell. 

Jewel Jewel

Jewel Jewel by Fabio Novembre is a design that enhances Kartell’s visual appeal, renewing the brand’s tradition of working on transparent, moving surfaces. A table cut like a gem with its striking transparency and sparkling reflections dancing on the multiple facets that define it. Regardless of its context, the Jewel table stands like a gem, capable of embellishing the surrounding atmosphere with its timeless elegance. It is more than just a piece of furniture: it is a statement of style, a tribute to beauty that can transform any setting.

Lights at San Siro


Camomille by Starck is a lamp that conjures up the shape of a teapot, ready to warm your evenings. With Camomille you can 'pour' your dose of light from a unique and original shape, transforming any room into an oasis of warmth and comfort. The lamp is battery-powered, easily transportable and has an impressive lifespan of between 50 and 200 hours.

Goodnight Cap

Goodnight by Starck introduces a contemporary twist to candlelight, incorporating high-tech and featuring a cover to bring soft, warm reflections to our evenings. With its rechargeable capability and three different light intensities, this versatile solution offers impressive performance and allows for creating the perfect ambience, ideal for settings like restaurants and lounges.

Bellissima Floor

Bellissima by Ferruccio Laviani, renowned for its sleek lines and muted colour palette, is now available as a floor lamp. This new addition enhances its elegance and versatility, offering a sophisticated and functional lighting design solution for any space. Available in white, black, sage green, dove grey, and brown, it completes the collection, meeting the needs of those seeking stylish lighting without compromising on design.


The Luce lamp by Ferruccio Laviani casts a nod to the history of lighting but with a contemporary interpretation. Featuring a curved structure that extends above the area to be illuminated, this lamp offers a versatile and adjustable light source. With its curved structure, the LUCE lamp is able to provide direct lighting without the need to be mounted on a table or vertical support, making it ideal for illuminating specific areas in a practical and uncluttered manner, such as a dining table, reading corner or lounge space. 

Pumo Lamp

Pumo Lamp by Fabio Novembre is a lighting interpretation of the centrepiece, inspired by the traditional Pumo shape, symbolic of Apulian heritage. This lamp offers a fresh perspective on tradition, merging it with modernity to create a unique blend of aesthetics and symbolism. It brings the cultural legacy of Apulia into the contemporary design, adding both functionality and style.

Forest in the City

HiRay Sofa

The HiRay family by Ludovica Serafini + Roberto Palomba expands with a new project: a sofa with more generous proportions, complemented by thicker cushions that enhance the seating experience, making it even softer and more comfortable. The new version of the sofa is designed to offer a more lounge-like and cosy experience, meticulously crafted to ensure optimal comfort, suitable for both residential and contract settings.

A great deal of attention has been paid to materials, which range from glass to recycled polymers, wood, fabrics, aluminium and polycarbonate 2.0. Many new fabrics are on display, in indoor and outdoor colour variants. “This mix of contemporary design and historical references,” Laviani explains, “offers a unique and engaging experience and immerses visitors in a colourful embrace. The graphics enhance not just the products on display but the very concept of colour, which has always played a distinctive role in the Kartell catalogue."

Stay tuned with STIR's coverage of Milan Design Week 2024 which showcases the best of exhibitions, studios, designers, installations, brands and events to look out for. Explore EuroCucina and all the design districts—Fuorisalone, 5vie Design Week, Isola Design Week, Brera Design District and Porta Venezia Design District.

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