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Kartell embraces the art of 'outdoor living' at Maison&Objet 2023
A vibrant outdoors furniture collection by Kartell
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Kartell embraces the art of 'outdoor living' at Maison&Objet 2023

Kartell's flagship store in Paris blooms into a greenhouse of outdoor living ideas for the summer season at Maison&Objet 2023. 

by Kartell
Published on : Sep 20, 2023

Kartell’s flagship store in Paris, France, is being transformed into a greenhouse brimming with ideas for 'outdoor living' in the coming summer season, coinciding with Maison&Objet 2023. In settings featuring colours and graphics inspired by nature and open-air life, the unique style of Kartell creates spaces with a versatile, contemporary, fluid yet characteristic feel.

Kartell’s creativity and use of new materials are a result of constant innovation and an unending quest for greater sustainability, geared towards offering great solutions for outdoor areas, including furniture designs originally created for outdoor use and best sellers that have been revisited and adapted to withstand the elements. Kartell’s aesthetic is the kind which can be incorporated into daily life, with new shapes and colour combinations. The Italian brand opens its doors to summer with timeless items that blend into continually renewed personal solutions.

Making its debut at the design fair in Paris is the new HiRay collection by Ludovica+Roberto Palomba, produced using welded wire techniques. The result is an essential and functional product that is nevertheless, rich in emotion. Metal wires form the well-defined yet lightweight structural parts of the collection’s chair design, chair with arms, bistro table, armchair, divan, and side table. The various objects come in white, Bordeaux, black, and green.

Typical of the Kartell DNA, the use of metalworking with industrial techniques is the result of research which started several years ago into the use of materials that are both sustainable and recyclable, if disposed of properly. The metal thus, joins other recycled materials such as wood and green polycarbonate in the production of objects conceived and designed using technological innovation, creative solutions, and new materials that are increasingly efficient and respectful of the environment.

'Plastics Outdoor' is a new version of one of the iconic sofa designs for Kartell designed by Piero Lissoni, featuring rigorous lines and large cushions. The new version is specially conceived as outdoor furniture, and uses fabrics that do not fade in the sun or even when exposed to the weather.

The 'Cara Outdoor' chair by Philippe Starck blends the rigour of classical lines with a superbly comfortable seat. The structure is available in ivory, pale green, rust, and black. All colours can be combined with special outdoor cushions in various striped patterns.

'Glossy Outdoor' is a table by Antonio Citterio that features special solutions for open-air use, including a top in matte porcelain stoneware and a painted steel frame. The table design is available in oval and round versions, in white top/white frame, black top/black frame, and aged bronze top/black frame colour combinations.

'A.I.' by Philippe Starck and 'Re-chair' by Antonio Citterio are two chairs made from recycled products. Like Starck’s 'Masters' chair, they are excellent examples of sustainability harnessed in design. All these chairs blend perfectly into outdoor solutions as complements to tables, relaxation areas, and 'togetherness spaces.' 

'Mini Green-A' by Ferruccio Laviani is now available in white, black, green, Bordeaux, and bronze. This design reinvents the reading lamp in a battery and mains-powered tabletop version that maintains the clean lines of the floor-standing model but is easy to move around and amazingly versatile.

'Lantern' by Fabio Novembre is a portable LED lamp design. This transparent, injection-moulded, rechargeable lantern can be recharged simply by placing it on its base. The Kabuki family of lighting designs by Ferruccio Laviani also includes versions for outdoor living.

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