Funciontal and colourful, Alta Tensione is a practical clothes stand which slots easily into any corner of the house and which is good for ornamental purposes. The elegance of the design is accompanied by the refined combination of finishes: the aluminium support climbs into clothes caps made of a precious semi-transparent plastic; It is a masterpiece to savour each and every day.
- Base and upright: Steel
- Hook and supports: Aluminum
- Caps: batch-dyed scratch-resistant PMMA
- Diameter: 40 cm / 15.75 inch
- Height: 170 cm / 67 inch
Kartell's company story shines through in each and every one of its products. A commitment to the ever changing and advancing technology and versatility of plastic, Kartell's primary material, is at the heart of this Italian design house. Design integrity and innovation is another core element of Kartell's operations, highlighted by its partnerships with internationally aclaimed designers. Kartell's design roster includes Philippe Starck, Partricia Urquiola, Enzo Mari, Piero Lissoni, Vico Magistretti, Alberto Meda, Ferruccio Laviani and Ron Arad, among other top talent.read more...
Over a 63 year history, Kartell has positioned itself in the forefront of contemporary interior design, building an impressive resume of prestigious awards including several Compasso d'Oro awards - the oldest industrial design award in Europe. New York's Museum of Modern Art is also a collector of Kartell for its permanent collection, including the iconic modular Componibili storage unit by Anna Castelli Ferrieri.
Kartell's comprehensive catalogue includes a vast selection of products ranging from wall hooks to sofas - all available in bold beautiful colours and, of course, in Kartell's signature material: plastic. Proving that plastic can be beautiful has been a challenging goal exquisitely achieved by this design company. Kartell's products can be found and celebrated in private homes and public spaces all over the world. www.kartell.it
Kartell Alta Tensione Clothes Stand Designed by:
- Enzo Mari
"Form is everything" - Enzo Mari
Mari was born in Novara, Italy and he studied at the Brera Academy in Milan, Italy from 1952 to 1956. In the 1970s, he founded the Nuova Tendenza art movement as a professor at Società Umanitaria, also in Milan. Also in that decade, he designed the Sof Sof chair and the "Box" chair. He draws inspiration from the idealism of the arts and crafts movement, and his political views as a communist.
Enzo Mari has published a few books. In the 1960s, published a series of books, including "The Apple and the Butterfly", a wordless book of paintings depicting the story of a caterpillar and an apple and in 1974 he made the book Autoprogettazione, which deals around the DIY construction of furniture. He has multiple works on display at the Museum of Modern Art (New York). He has had recent retrospective shows in Turin, Italy, and an important presentation of his work in "Adhocracy" show during the first Istanbul Design Biennial.