Introducing KARTELL

We welcome KARTELL to Time Out Space


Celebrating 70 years of history, family, culture and design, industrial products, new materials and cutting edge technologies

Kartell is known for its industrial production of the finest quality design objects, with remarkable technological content, Made in Italy. From the choice of innovative and certified materials, to the use of advanced technologies, Kartell is able to guarantee users of its products a collection in which technology, quality, resistance and durability are part of its DNA. 

The company designs and manufactures a wide range of furniture and furnishings for various residential and commercial spaces. Kartell has expanded its horizons with new divisions and new product families, including a special collection for outdoors, as it continues to move with the times and evolve, also employing non-plastic materials and experimenting with new technologies.  

We are thrilled to be adding Kartell's outdoor furniture, lighting and tableware collections to our Time Out Space brand portfolio. 

Here are some of KARTELL's most interesting facts:


// the company was founded by Giulio Castelli in 1949

// since 1988 Kartell is run by Claudio Luti, who's background comes from the Versace fashion house, the company's President till this day

// Kartell collaborates with the world's top designers and architects like Philippe Starck, Ron Arad, Antonio Citterio, Ferruccio Laviani, Piero Lissoni, Patricia Urquiola, Mario Bellini, Alberto Meda and Vico Magistretti, who defined the brand we know today

// in 1999 Kartell became the first company in the world to use polycarbonate to produce completely transparent chairs and other furnishing items with modern, minimalist design

// La Marie, the first transparent chair, paved the way for Louis Ghost, still one of Kartell’s best sellers today.

The company developed and explored the theme of transparency that has made it unique and original, continuing its research into the study of surfaces and shapes, starting with the use of new technologies and high-performance materials that have made it possible to create products like nothing ever created before.



// Kartell owns its own museum, located within the factory at the gates of Milan, aiming to conserve, promote and enhance the company’s material and intangible cultural heritage. In 2000 it has obtained the Guggenheim Business and Culture Award for the best company museum. The display includes the most interesting materials linked to the design history, such as car accessories, household items, lamps, laboratory items, furniture and accessories and more.


Kartell today is a company that looks to the future, with Claudio Luti sharing the helm with his children Lorenza and Federico, who joined the firm from different professional backgrounds following their university studies. Today Lorenza is Marketing and Retail Director and Federico Commercial Director. Today, Kartell is the perfect synthesis of its past and its ongoing projection into the future, combining the great heritage of corporate culture with the desire to explore new paths and engage in new experiences dominated by an intense passion for creation.


"Thanks to KARTELL my philosophical & political dream of democratic design comes true: increasing the quality, lowering the prices and making the product available to everyone.'' 
Phillipe Starck, Architect & Designer


  • Over the years, Kartell has won a series of important international awards, including nine Compassi d'Oro.
  • Founded in 1999, the Kartell Museum, keeper of the brand's history, won the Guggenheim Enterprise & Culture Award for best business museum in 2000.
  • Numerous products have won reddot awards as well as Archiproducts design awards year after year


Kartell loves the planet is the industrial manifesto with which Kartell intends to emphasise its commitment to sustainability and environmental friendliness. Passion for excellence, which has guided Kartell’s every move from the outset, has led the company to focus on environmental responsibility and good sustainability practices.


A Kartell product is a timeless product, which is produced with the utmost respect for the environment and destined - on completion of its function - to occupy museum spaces and join collectors’ assets. Kartell’s vocation is to create value: not simple objects, but pieces that can contribute towards building a cultural project; not objects that risk being cast aside when no longer used, but instead become treasured memories. 


To view and shop KARTELL range click here. If you are looking for an item that is not on our website just contact us and we will be happy to source it.

We stock a selection of KARTELL outdoor furniture at our warehouse in Kent, please visit Furniture IN STOCK section to see current availability. Lighting and accessories are mostly in stock. For other items the leadtime varies from 3 to 5 weeks or longer during high season. 

Please contact us to discuss your home/garden or contract project by email , phone 0208 133 6614 or via our web-chat.

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