Fabio Novembre re-interprets the icon created by Anna Castelli Ferrieri: Componibili’s classic round hole has been reinterpreted into a winking eye, a nod to the emojis of today. The timeless classic acquires a playful new interpretation that fits perfectly into children’s spaces.
- Height: 40 cm / 15.75 inch
- Diameter: 32 cm / 12.625 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 Componibili Smile Storage Unit - Red Designed by:
- Anna Castelli Ferrieri , 1969 / 2017
Anna Castelli Ferrieri
Italy, 1918 - 2006
“It is not true that what is useful is beautiful. It is what is beautiful that is useful. Beauty can improve people’s way of life and thinking.” - Anna Castelli Ferrieri
Trained as an architect in Milan, Castelli Ferrieri, started designing for Kartell in 1966, after being chosen as the architect for their headquarters. Famous for its critical role in the introduction of plastic as an acceptable material into the consumer market, Kartell was founded by Anna's husband-to-be, Guilio Castelli. At Kartell, experimenting with different kinds of plastic, she designed many innovative objects including the Componibili stackable container elements made of ABS plastic, and the Castelli Ferrieri 4822/44 stool that was the first successful combination of metal and polyurethane at Kartell.
For her beautiful and useful designs, Anna Castelli Ferrieri won numerous design awards, including the prestigious Compasso d’Oro, but the fact that most of her pieces are still in production speaks the highest praise.