Elisa Storace, Hans Werner Holzwarth

Publisher: TASCHEN
Product Code: 9783836530866
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Plastic culture
The story of a company that made plastic an enduring attraction

The Italian company Kartell is famous around the world for having invented the culture of plastic furniture and interior fittings. Kartell was founded in 1949 by Giulio Castelli, a chemical engineer with a vision to create something good from plastics, a material whose applications were still relatively unexplored. A fruitful collaboration with the great designer Gino Colombini started, who won the firm its first Compasso d’Oro award in 1955. Particularly since the plastic-loving era of the 1960s and 70s, Kartell has become an enduring household name; from the famous designs of Anna Castelli Ferrieri and Joe Colombo in the 1960s to more recent hits such as Philippe Starck’s Ghost Chairs or Ron Arad’s Bookworm shelves, Kartell has consistently chosen to work with the world’s most talented designers while reinventing plastic as a quality material for the new age.
This survey covers the entire history of the company, decade by decade, exploring all aspects of its evolution as well as the social and technological qualities of Kartell products. Also included is an interview with Claudio Luti, owner and President of Kartell for more than 20 years and architect of the new boom. But most of all the objects themselves—in historical shots, ads, displays, and many photos especially made for this publication, with detailed captions on the technological innovations behind the design—tell the story of a company that brought us the culture of plastics.

The editors:
Elisa Storace is a curator and organizer of cultural events, a specialist in the fields of corporate museology and design. In her role of museologist and researcher she was in charge of reorganizing the Compasso d’Oro ADI Collection. As an independent curator she realized a series of internationally traveling design exhibitions for Promos, a Special Agency of the Milan Chamber of Commerce. In 2008 she became the curator of the Museo Kartell, and in 2011 an adviser for the museum’s foundation.
Hans Werner Holzwarth is a book designer and editor based in Berlin, with numerous publications mainly on contemporary art and photography. For TASCHEN he has edited, among other titles,, Jeff Koons, Christopher Wool, Albert Oehlen, Neo Rauch, Ai Weiwei, and Darren Almond. Fullmoon

Book Info
Subject Interior Design
Author Elisa Storace, Hans Werner Holzwarth
Series VA
Cover Hardcover
Dimensions cm 25,0 x 31,5
Pages 400
Language/s Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Weight 3.35 kg
Title Publication Date
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BRAVA CASA PDF 01-02-2013
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Plastic Culture INTERNI PDF 01-02-2013
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La plastica, ormai un cult COSE DI CASA PDF 01-03-2013
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Una vita per la plastica VILLE & CASALI PDF 01-03-2013
Scuola di colore CASAMICA PDF 02-03-2013
INTERNI PDF 01-04-2013
Storia illustrata ABITARE PDF 01-04-2013
Novità in libreria VERO CASA PDF 01-04-2013
DEAR PDF 01-04-2013
Kartell & Taschen Juliet Art Magazine PDF 01-05-2013
Un mondo di plastica DIRIGENTE PDF 01-05-2013
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