Daily Tips: Kartell Produces Sottsass’ Vases

There are certain individuals in the history of design, that always prove to be ahead of their time. One of them is the great Italian master, Ettore Sottsass. During this year’s Salone del Mobile, the Kartell company has presented a series of nine pieces designed by Sottsass in 2004. At the time, though, the pieces did not go into production due to limits in technology. Ten years later, Kartell has produced the six vases, two stools and a lamp, characterized by Sottsass’ peculiar visual language, evocative of his unique design process. Exuberant colours and rounded forms translate Sottsass’ timeless references into shiny, three-dimensional pieces.

“Technology enables us to realise Sottsass‘ designs with a quality and sophistication that would have been impossible ten years ago,” said the president of Kartell, Claudio Luti. “I am convinced that the maestro would have been enthusiastic as to how we have given life to his objects, that are one of a kind, unmistakeable, some of which will be projected towards a totally industrial and international future.”

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