At this year’s Salone del Mobile, Italian brand Kartell has unveiled a new collection of furniture – their first ever for children.
Kartell Collection For Kids
Kartell has launched a new line dedicated entirely to children, with furnishings that can be transformed into proper toys by designers Philippe Starck, Piero Lissoni, Nendo, and Ferrucio Laviani.
The Discovolante car and the Testacalda tractor by Piero Lissoni:
The H-Horse rocking horse by Nendo:
The Smile stools by Nendo:
The Clip Clap table by Ferruccio Laviani:
The Airways swing by Philippe Starck:
Personalized and special versions of the Little Lou Lou Ghost Chair by Philippe Starck:
Personalized and special versions of the Fl/Y lighting fixture by Philippe Starck:
‘As well as being functional, our products are intrinsically playful, fun and engaging’ says Claudio Luti, president of Kartell. The new kids line allowed the designers to experiment in an area that they perhaps have not before, engaging with a younger audience. Where Nendo approached his stools with the idea of the emotion of a smile, creating a face in the imprint of the seat, Laviani got into the youthful mindset for his building game, which he describes as ‘trying to approach their world more than ours’.
Video of the collection (In Italian):