On the design planet, Kartell is a Nation contaminated by different ideas and styles. It has no limits, no boundaries and no barriers that obstacle the creativity. Kartell’s population is a mixture of ethnic groups and thoughts. Its territory is crossed by rivers of colors and vast expanses of projects and volcanoes from which new technologies and the energies of continuous innovation erupt. ContamiNation is the theme with which Kartell presented itself at the 2017 Salone del Mobile. It has presented its new collection of products born from the collaboration with international designers and closely linked to the concepts of uniqueness and identity and not linked to the concepts of ethnic or cultural.

“Contamination” or rather, “metissage”, is the essence of the current project represented in design as well as in art, literature and fashion. Thanks to the communication media that have altered the speed of perceiving images and information, our daily life is depicted by a set of moods, nature, knowledge, cultures and minds that intertwine, interface, intersect each other, contaminate each other and symbiotically evolve to breathe life into lofty and unique moments of creativity lying outside pre-established lines or trends. In a continuous overlapping of technological research and ideas, the Kartell collection becomes “contaminated” and a part of increasingly different and less standardized universes with projects that reflect the contemporary way of life not only in Italy, but all over the world. It is no longer a State or a precise geographical location, but a truly global nation made up of single contaminations, a ContamiNation.

Here in the pictures, you can see the installation presented at the 2017 Salone del Mobile, which includes different new objects, for example the lamp Candy Candle- in the last photo- designed by Patrick Jouin who started their career amidst the stands of the SaloneSatellite. Indeed, Kartell paid a tribute to the 20 year experience of the SaloneSatellite event with a dedicated project: “Collezione SaloneSatellite 20 anni” (“SaloneSatellite 20 years collection”), a special edition of products conceived especially for this occasion by a select group of international designers who started their career right here amidst the stands of the SaloneSatellite.