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Upper Steps - Kartell

Color: Crystal
The Kartell Upper steps range by Alberto Meda & Paolo Rizzatto is a successful combination of form and function. Made from polycarbonate and solid metal, this handy household design is great for accessing high shelves and hard to reach places with slip resistant steps. 


PRODUCT INFORMATION

Material: Chrome Plated Steel (Frame), Polycarbonate 2.0 (Steps)
Dimensions (Closed): 78cm x 46cm x 17cm (Height x Width x Depth)
Dimensions (Open): 60cm x 46cm x 58cm (Height x Width x Depth)
Weight: 4.5kg

*Wipe clean with a damp cloth. Do not use wire or metallic bristles to avoid scratching.

ABOUT THE DESIGNER

Paolo Rizzatto was born in Milan in 1941 and graduated in Architecture at the Politecnico di Milano. In his studio he works in the field of architecture, interior design and design. He has held courses and conferences in various Universities; his works have been published in magazines and catalogues in Italy and abroad; his projects have been presented at seminars, architecture and design exhibitions and are included in the permanent collections of many museums and foundations. He has received numerous awards, including five "Compasso d'Oro" awards in 1981, 1989, 1995, 2008 and 2011.


ABOUT KARTELL

Founded by Giulio Castelli in 1949, in the early years Kartell took its first steps to produce the distinctive design that would come to epitomise the 'Made in Italy’ label. In 1988 the company was acquired by Claudio Luti, the son-in-law of Giulio and Anna Castelli who had a background in fashion. With a love for perfection and tasteful design, this heralded a new start for the brand. Luti sought collaborations with designers and architects like Philippe Starck, Ron Arad, Antonio Citterio, Ferruccio Laviani, Piero Lissoni, Patricia Urquiola, Mario Bellini, Alberto Meda and Vico Magistretti, who were responsible for those products that soon came to symbolise the brand. The fresh approach to materials dictated the new direction and brought real turning points for Kartell.

In 1999 Kartell became the first company in the world to use polycarbonate to produce furnishing items. The result was La Marie, a completely transparent chair with modern, minimalist design which paved the way for Louis Ghost, still one of Kartell’s best sellers today. From this moment on, 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, that have made it possible to create products like nothing ever created before.

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.

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.

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