Kartell’s research for a more sustainable future

“Kartell loves the planet”: the Italian company advocates sustainable production

Chair and stool from the Smart Wood collection by Kartell

Kartell’s path towards a more sustainable production develops with new materials and new manufacturing processes. This spirit has inspired the manifesto “Kartell loves the planet”, which sums up the respect and responsibility for the environment with a claim.

A.I., chair made with 100% recycled material, designed by Philippe Starck for Kartell

A.I., designed by Philippe Starck for Kartell, is a chair made with recycled plastic. The main characteristic of this thermoplastic technopolymer is that it is made with pure materials, which keeps its structural properties unaltered. To make the A.I. chair, only waste material is used, obtaining a 100% recycled and certified material. An example of circular economy.

A.I. chairs, made with 100% recycled material, by Philippe Starck for Kartell

The new Componibili by Kartell, in the Bio plastic version

The historic Componibili by Kartell, the storage units designed by Anna Castelli Ferrieri in 1967, can now be produced in Bio plastic. Bio by Kartell is a material obtained from agricultural waste, which resembles plastic but is natural and biodegradable. Currently available in green, pink, dove gray, yellow.

Discover bioplastic and recycled plastic furniture

Kartell’s Componibili in the Bio version

Smart Wood: wood according to Kartell

With the Smart Wood collection, launched in 2018, Kartell debuted in the wood industry. This collection is innovative in that it requires minimum consumption of raw material, thanks to a processing that makes it possible to use a very thin layer of wood, bent with advanced technologies. Moreover, the wood used by Kartell has obtained the FSC certification and comes only from sustainably managed forests.

Chairs from the Smart Wood collection by Kartell

Finally, another important innovation is represented by the Aquaclean fabric, which can be cleaned just with water. Eco-friendly and pet-friendly, it prevents the formation of bacteria and dust mites, and has been designed to prevent tears, making its maintenance easier. [Text Spencer Foil]

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