Designers Pay Tribute to the Componibili at Fifty

The much loved Componibili, an Italian design classic from Kartell, have turned fifty. Created by Anna Castelli Ferrieri (19202006), an architect, town planner and designerand Kartells Art Director from 1976 to 1987the Componibili were an industrial design marvel. Known originally as mobili 4970/84, the Componibili were the first modular furniture pieces designed for assembly and production in ABS (plastic). Kartells constant design staple, plastic was an innovative material at the time and a material of the future. While some design aficionados might choose to snub plastic as an inferior medium, it is truly the stuff of many great designs.

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