SCHMOOZING: KARTELL HOSTS 50TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY FOR ITS COMPONIBILI LINE

by Stephen Garner
Kartell Party
Italian design house Kartell hosted a special 50th anniversary party at its SoHo, New York City flagship boutique on Monday, May 22.

Attendees explored the store, which has been transformed into a gallery space to celebrate its iconic Componibili line. For the Componibili’s 50th anniversary, Kartell assembled a designer-led tribute installation featuring the history of one of the brand’s most iconic and long-lived products.

A longtime bestseller, Componibili was created by Anna Castelli Ferrieri – wife of Kartell’s founder, Giulio Castelli – and launched at the Salone del Mobile in Milan in 1967. One of the first designs to have elaborated on the concept of modularity in furniture design and originally presented under the name “mobili 4970/84”, Componibili represented a novelty for the design world, making history with its original approach to product engineering and use of plastic.

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