KartellComponibili (1969), Anna Castelli Ferrieri
Anna Castelli Ferrieri (1918-2006) was an Italian architect and industrial designer. She is most known for her influence in the use of plastics as a mainstream design for Kartell, a leading Italian furniture company.
Graduated with a degree in architecture at the Milan Polytechnic Institute, Anna Castelli Ferrieri married Giulio Castelli, who founded Kartell in 1949 as a manufacturer of automobile accessories. Kartell expanded into home furnishings in 1963. Through her use of plastics, a fairly unused material at the time, Ferrieri was able to create novel forms that were both elegant and functional. One of her best known works are her stackable module storage pieces, Componibili. Today, even after 40 years of production the Componibili is still one of Kartell’s best selling furniture items. They are also displayed at The Museum of Modern Art in New York and at the George Pompidou Centre in Paris.
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