September 10, 2018
Kartell’s Venice and Catwalk chairs premiered in April at Salone, but they’re making a very dramatic re-appearance courtesy of the London Design Festival (Sep. 15-23) and Kartell Wander.
The above is a most subtle and elusive kind of exhibition of these two comely indoor/outdoor pieces designed by Philippe Starck: “A unique tour across Italy and its exclusive landscapes. A journey through tradition and innovation… Venice and Catwalk chair are protagonists in unique settings, mixing up the contemporary design of the brand and the fascinating atmosphere of a country full of charm and history.”
The idea is to place these pieces in the context of Italy’s “hidden spots”—illuminating the versatility and functionality of the chairs while highlighting the intersection of old and new, fashion and history, contemporary aesthetics and old world charm.
As far as the chairs themselves, the slim, stackable simplicity of Catwalk references the utilitarian seating often found at fashion shows, while Venice pays homage to the historic Harry’s Bar, a civic landmark since 1931: “The armchair interprets the mood of this tiny, aristocratic café in Venice with a delicate style and maximum comfort.”
See Kartell to find and out more and look here for information on Kartell Wander, including a press meeting and talk session with Kartell Marketing and Retail Director Lorenza Luti and designer Roberto Palomba.
Posted September 10, 2018 by Joseph Starr