A leading design company, founded in 1949 by Giulio Castelli and now run by Claudio Luti, Kartell is one of the symbols of Italian design around the world. A success story told through an incredible series of products – furniture, furnishings, lighting, home accessories – that have become part of the domestic landscape, not to mention actual contemporary design icons.
Over the years, Kartell has collected an enviable series of prestigious international awards including nine Compasso d'Oro awards. Founded in 1999, the Kartell Museum, repository of the history of the brand, won the Guggenheim Premio Impresa & Cultura award for the best corporate museum in 2000.
The Kartell collection is so rich that it can also be broken down into lines created for specific commodity sectors as happens in lighting with Kartell Lights. Other examples of thematic collections are Kartell Soft (including all the upholstered offerings and comfort seating), Kartell Gifts (accessories and decorative items, cash&carry gift ideas) and Kartell а la Mode (fashion accessories - footwear and handbags). Quality. Innovation. Made in Italy. Re-qualification of the distribution network. Differentiation of the products offered: Kartell today is this and much more.
Kartell now has over 130 single-brand flagship stores, 250 shop-in-shops and 2500 retailers in over 130 countries.