With Christophe Pillet's Shibuya vases, Kartell conducts an experiment that is unique in the world: making plastic “precious”, rich and full-bodied, as if it were blown glass from Murano. Shibuya vases have a pierced lid that can transform them into table accessories and not just decorative objects. Beyond their multi-functional aspect, the unique aspect of this project is the fact that the vases have two coloured bands with no interruption in the material's surface, guaranteeing perfect water tightness. Colour is the key player in this project: its intensity and depth, combined with the full-bodied plastic, makes this object especially precious, even though it is made industrially and sold at an industrial price.
- PMMA transparent or colored in bulk
- Height: 22 cm / 8.625 inch
- Diameter: 27 cm / 10.625 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 Shibuya Vase Designed by:
- Christophe Pillet
Christophe Pillet was educated at the Decorative Arts School in Nice and the Domus Academy in Milan. He works with everything from product and furniture design to interior and set design. Pillet created his own agency in 1993. In the same year he was nominated 'Designer of the Year’ at the Salon du Meuble de Paris. His customers are L’Oreal, Lacoste, Lancel and the renowned Hôtel Sezz in St Tropez amont others.
Lucidity of expression and the search for simplicity are key principles in Pillet’s work. Trends hold little interest for Pillet, who curiously looks around and creates designs to improve what already exists and adds what is missing. Pillet has been honored with several awards, such as Createur de l’Année at Salon du Meuble, Prix d’Excellence at Salon International du Luminaire as well as Best hotel bathroom by Idéobain trade show France.