A classic of the Sixties, made by Kartell, the multifunctional and indestructible umbrella stand is an injection moulded cylindrical container available in a variety of colours. With two side openings, it can also be used as a waste bin.
- Mass-coloured or painted transparent ABS
- Height: 60 cm / 23.625 inch
- Diameter: 25 cm / 9.875 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 acclaimed 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 Umbrella Stand Designed by:
- Gino Colombini
The Italian designer Gino Colombini became technical director of Kartell in 1953. Established by the chemical engineer Giulio Castelli in 1949, Kartell has always specialized in making articles of plastic, remaining to the present day a leading design firm working with this material. Kartell transforms utilitarian objects for everyday use into plastic objects notable for beauty of form.
Gino Colombini designed many of these household objects, experimenting with the possibilities of the material and revolutionizing the small, reasonably priced everyday things so they were no longer drab and colorless but instead colorful and modern. Gino Colombini’s designs include a carpet beater (1957), a lemon squeezer (1958), wash basins, salad colanders, waste baskets and lunch boxes. In 1959 Colombini designed a scoop with a long, upright handle so that it was no longer necessary to bend down over a dustpan and brush while cleaning.
A particularly well known Gino Colombini design is his round umbrella stand (1965), made of ABS plastic with a steel ashtray as an added accessory. Gino Colombini was technical director at Kartell until 1960. He was awarded the Compasso d’Oro for his Kartell designs in 1955, 1957, 1958, 1959, and 1960.