Founded by Giulio Castelli in 1949, the Italian brand Kartell works with the greatest designers and architects of the day. The company’s history is intertwined with the dedication and passion of three generations. In its seventy-year history, Kartell has devoted great attention to research and technological development, creating the most sophisticated products with innovative materials.
From the 1990s onwards, the company worked tirelessly to perfect and develop its unique and original theme of transparency. Consequently, Kartell also relaunched its lighting division, writing a new chapter in the history of lighting design and making the brand's style recognizable throughout the world.
Among the core values of Kartell today is an unwavering dedication to sustainability and protecting the environment, underlined through the industrial manifesto “Kartell loves the planet”. Passion for excellence has led the company to focus on environmental responsibility and good sustainability practices.
Kartell Aledin LED Table Lamp environmentally-friendly table lamp is an elegant and sensible option for anyone who is looking for a flexible and easy to position lamp. It is fitting for use in a workplace, contemporary home, and office.
It is rarely that a portable lamp delivers such glorious lighting. This meticulous design will definitely make you fall in love with this spectacular lamp. The Kartell Big Battery Portable Table Lamp is where it's all at.
Are you looking for a super cute lighting fixture that really pretty light pattern particularly on a white tablecloth? Then, Kartell Battery Portable Lamp is the answer. Battery Portable Lamp by Kartell is an iconic compact lampshade that is 100 percent rechargeable when plugged in.
The Kartell Bourgie Table Lamp is a one of a kind lamps that not only brings elegance but also great craftsmanship and a mind-blowing sense of style. Its bright and warm glow light up every place it is used. This lovely lamp is truly one of a kind.
If you are looking for a floor lamp made with unbelievable attention to detail, it is Kartell Kabuki floor lamp. The lamp can be customized easily and the structure is available in different plastic finishes.
The Kartell Mini Planet Table Lamp the #1 choice for all those who are in need of a touch dimmable luminaire on top of the cap. The faceted plastic shell of Mini Planet Kartell Table makes kaleidoscopic plays of light, almost perfectly reproducing a crystal diffuser with its distinctive shape.
The glamorous Kartell Cindy Table Lamp is a product designed by blending two different periods, thus making it a unique product in the entire lamp making industry. It has a dynamic color scheme and its decorative qualities differentiate it from the pack, making it a popular product, suitable for usage for fans of vintage designs.
Are you thinking of adding the ideal finishing touch to your living space? Think of the Kartell Tic & Tac Wall Clock. The Tic & Tac Wall Clock by Kartell comes with a white clock face and transparent frame. The clock has a thin pair of clock hands standing out against the background to make the clock stylish and easy to read.
Kartell Goodnight Portable Table Lamp is an exceptionally easy and adaptable way to play with interior design – making it the meeting point of hygge, decoration, and practical lighting. Do you want a focused light for working or reading, a warm light for a cozy atmosphere, or a sculptural addition to your décor? Goodnight Portable Table Lamp by Kartell is...
With a long arm and an adjustable cable, this lamp offers flexibility as well as an enduring style. Its various colours create a beautiful feature that floats above. If hanged above the dining table or counter it brings an eye-catching feature.
The Kartell Space Portable Table Lamp is a modern style of lamp that offers disperse light, and it is perfect for a temperate and comfortable mood, anywhere you place it! It is translucent, and totally different, making it ideal for use in any kind of space.
The Petite and pleasingly shaped Kartell Space Portable Outdoor Table Lamp is an ideal addition to any outdoor dining table. It has a rechargeable point with color-changing attribute that allows you to light up your outdoor space with a certain color or set it to automatically cycle through the rainbow.
The Kartell FL/Y Pendant Lamp is a 21 st century iconic design perfect for living areas, bedrooms, or kitchens. It expresses the joyful and cheerful spirit of Kartell. It can be used as a linear display, a cluster, or a singular pendant.
Kartell had created history when it produced the structure of the Taj Table Lamp. It has all the qualities that users dream of- a stunning design, ease of usage, great lighting, energy-efficient. The multiple awards also are a testament to the impact it has left in the lamp making industry. It has steered the course of an entire industry into unchartered...
Do you want to brighten up the dull walls of your home in a unique and grand style? Then go for the Kartell Fata Wall Lamp crafted by Piero Lissoni. Fata Kartell Wall Lamp comes with an elegant hammered design in a grey, clear or gold color with a smooth matte finish. The refined Fata Wall Lamp by Kartell is perfect for illuminating the living area,...
Kartell Toy Moschino Table Lamp ticks all the boxes that a modern family needs in their homes. It has a stunning design of a bear action figure that has remarkable visual appeal and is a perfect decorative piece in your homes. It is a favorite of children in your homes but also provides you with efficient lighting. Its multi-usage allows it to be a...
The Kartell Toobe Floor lamp is the best choice if you want to choose from the numerous modern and contemporary floor lamps available on the market today. Toobe Floor Lamps from Kartell is the most fitting preference for any classy interior. It looks magnificent and breathtaking in the corner of a study room, office, bedroom, and living room.
Ever wondered that you could prove Newton and Einstein wrong. In Kartell Light-Air Table Lamp, you will see a design that has challenged your understanding of gravity. Its creative design creates the perception in the users' minds that gravity can be overcome and is its greatest self-tactic in promoting itself.
Do you want to add attraction and beauty to your home or office to make it heaven on earth? The Kartell Mini Kabuki Table is all you need to do the magic. The lamp comes with a geometrically enthused cutout design, making the light shines from end to end and casts boldly patterned shadows around the room.
A different type of portable lamp, the Kartell Lantern Portable Lamp is transparent, and completely different. The lights play with shadows in their unique design. It is perfect for use in any type of space.
Kartell Planet Pendant Lamp is very different from most products in the same category due to its superior, artistic style. It is a product that would have been a great addition to the palaces of the past due to the majestic presence it emanates. Its cheerful aspects bring joy to the homes of its customers.
There is no other way to beautify and add a special touch to your space than using the Kartell Bloom Wall/Ceiling Lamp. It is an artistic work that furnishes and fills a room all alone, creating a shining splendor atmosphere.
The Kartell Kabuki Pendant Lamp is the ground-breaking and inventive mixture of materials and techniques. The perforated shell of the lamp gives it an ethereal look and a solid exterior shape, making it the mother of all pendant lamps.
The Kartell Planet Table Lamp is an attractive, new, and very decorative lighting series that will add fame to your room and space in a fantastic way. What makes the light of the lamp reflect magnificently is the gold shade of the stunning ellipse. On the other hand, the mixture of the chrome steel base and transparent shade provides the lamp with an...
The Kartell All Saints Mirror is created with a faultless finish. This gives the mirror distinctive reflections when it produces light. This modern mirror is unique and stands out from the crowd because it is in different tones such as transparent amber, metallic gold, transparent tangerine, transparent crystal, and metallic chrome.
Function, design, and texture, all gather in the KartelI Shine Vase to make it extraordinary. The I Shine Vase by Kartell makes a great gift idea to your loved ones or as perfect addition to your home. The I Shine Kartell Vase is perfect for holding your much-loved flowers or for use as a comfortable and striking interior decoration.
The Floor Lamp Geen-A was fashioned for Kartell by Ferruccio Laviani. The Kartell Green-A Floor Lamp balances a unique, geometric form with the exceptional and distinguished lighting technology. The combination of graphic shapes and clean lines of Green-A Floor Lamp by Kartell mingle to make a statement lamp for modern interiors and decor.
With amazing performance as far as three different light intensities and duration are concerned, Kartell Goodnight Wall Lamp transforms any space with a highly technological effect. Goodnight Kartell Wall Lamp is suitable for the contract area and will make the right atmosphere in restaurants. The bases of the ground-breaking and sophisticated Goodnight...
Despite the fact that the lamp is industrially produced, it looks like a handcrafted piece of art. It's a new way of interpreting a traditional lamp with a special added touch. An artwork that can furnish and fill a room all by it itself, creating an atmosphere of finishing splendour.
Ge Pendant Lamp has a unique style that builds a bridge between two time-periods. The creation of the design was through keeping the older generation customers and vintage collectors in mind. However, its convenient usage and compact size have made it immensely across customers of all generations.
The brainwave for Kartell Big FL/Y Pendant Lamp and its fitting is a sure way to actually prove a bang in any business or home environment. It has a chromatic look that will surely delight visitors and homeowners alike.
In its seventy-year history, Kartell has devoted great attention to research, innovation and technological development processes. Quality, design and industrial products have distinguished its progress over time, starting from functional objects for domestic use which revolutionised the history of post-WWII design, through to the creation of the most sophisticated products which team manufacturing technology with innovative materials like carbon and biopolymers. The company’s history is intertwined with the dedication and passion of three generations who have been actively involved in the development and evolution of the brand.
Founded by Giulio Castelli in 1949, in the early years Kartell took its first steps to produce the distinctive design that would come to epitomise the ‘Made in Italy’ label. From the outset, the company worked with the greatest designers and architects of the day.
In 1988 the company was acquired by Claudio Luti, the son-in-law of Giulio and Anna Castelli who had a background in fashion. The sensibility that Luti had developed under the Versace fashion house, with a love for perfection and tasteful design, heralded a new start for the brand. Luti sought collaborations with designers and architects like Philippe Starck, Ron Arad, Antonio Citterio, Ferruccio Laviani, Piero Lissoni, Patricia Urquiola, Mario Bellini, Alberto Meda and Vico Magistretti, who were responsible for those products that soon came to symbolise the brand.
Kartell today is a company that looks to the future, with Claudio Luti sharing the helm with his children Lorenza and Federico, who joined the firm from different professional backgrounds following their university studies. Today Lorenza is Marketing and Retail Director and Federico Commercial Director.
Theme of transparency
The turning point came when, after years of research and thanks to a revolutionary innovation, in 1999 Kartell became the first company in the world to use polycarbonate to produce furnishing items. From that moment on, the company worked tirelessly to perfect and develop the theme of transparency that became its unique and original calling card; carrying on its research into surfaces and shapes, it embraced new technologies and high-performance materials. Alongside the habitat division, Kartell relaunched its lighting division, writing a new chapter in the history of lighting design. Lamps like FL/Y and Bourgie, and more recently Battery, Planet, Kabuki, Lantern and Space can be credited with shaping the brand’s signature style and making it recognisable the world over.
The company has expanded its horizons with new divisions and new product families, introducing new lines ranging from the soft line to another specifically designed for outdoors, as it continues to move with the times and evolve, also employing non-plastic materials and experimenting with new technologies. Recounting a company’s history requires one to trace the strategic trajectory, analyse the development stages and the corporate image. Over its seventy-year history, while Kartell has never lost sight of its mission, it has shown an ability to change, anticipating changing tastes and the needs of a market and an international clientele adept at choosing and mixing. It was the first company to use plastic for furnishings, opting for high-end positioning and playing with colour.
Kartell Loves the Planet
Among the core values of Kartell today is an unwavering dedication to sustainability and protecting the environment, underlined through the industrial manifesto “Kartell loves the planet”. Passion for excellence, which has guided Kartell’s every move from the outset, has led the company to focus on environmental responsibility and good sustainability practices. The raw materials that Kartell uses are entirely recyclable and can be given a new lease of life thanks to material machining processes for industrial-use products. Technological research and development, today just like seventy years ago, enables the company to continue to find materials that can be regenerated and which have no negative impact on the environment. All product packaging is made of recyclable and regenerable material.