...In 1966 Anna Castelli Ferrieri planned and built a new production and administrative complex for Kartell in the southern suburbs of Milan before moving on to develop numerous successful furniture design projects for the company, the best known and most important being without question being the Componibili modular storage system from 1969...
|Product type||Componibili element|
|Dimensions||Height: 23 cm
Width: 38 cm
Depth: 38 cm
|Material||ABS plastic, glossy batch-colored|
|Variants||Also available in a round version, a large version or as pre-configured, round element|
|Function & properties||A stackable unit for the configuration of an individual Componibili system|
|Delivery includes||1 element (without top closure plate)
castors, closure top and felt cushions available seperately
|Care||Wiping the surface with a damp cloth and a mild detergent is recommended|
|Awards & museum||Permanent collection, MoMA , New York
Centre Georges-Pompidou, Paris
Resources Council Product Design Awards Program NY 1984
|Sustainability||All Componibili products are made of high quality plastic materials which are largely recyclable and environmentally sensitive in their production and character.
UNI EN ISO 14001
"Kartell loves the planet": Kartell is committed to following a specially developed sustainability code to achieve 11 of the 17 development goals defined by the United Nations for a better future. The use of sustainable materials is already standard in the production of Kartell products. During production, the manufacturer pays equal attention to reducing the environmental impact as well as to long-lasting quality and aesthetics.
|Product family||Componibili Collection
The small square Componibili element belongs to the popular Componibili collection, a series of storage classics designed by Anna Castelli Ferrieri for Italian manufacturer Kartell. Kartell was founded near Milan in 1949 by the chemist Giulio Castelli, the husband of the architect Anna Ferrieri. Anna Castelli Ferrieri served as Kartell's chief designer and in addition to stewarding the company towards its reputation for high quality contemporary furniture design, Castelli Ferrieri also contributed the practical pedestals to that growing reputation. Available in a range of sizes and colours the practical Kartell pedestals feature a large storage compartment and can be combined with other elements to create an individual storage solution, castors and a closure top complete the system. The effortless universality of the Kartell Componibili system make it suitable for use in any situation; be that, for example, as organisation aid in the office or in the bathroom, as a side table with storage possibility in the living room or as a bedside table in the bedroom. The Kartell Componibili family has won numerous international awards and is represented in permanent collections of the New York Museum of Modern Art and the Centre Pompidou in Paris.
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