Interview: Patricia Urquiola

We speak with the Spanish designer about briefs, color and the contract space

In the 25 years since taking the reins at Kartell, owner and CEO Claudio Luti has collaborated with nearly every industrial designer of note, transforming the over 60-year-old company into the king of polycarbonate furniture and a darling of Italian design. This year Kartell proved their prowess again in Milan, taking center stage at the Saloni. On display alongside works by other contemporary legends, such …

Kartell: The Culture of Plastics

The Italian furniture maker's plastic history

From the very beginning of Kartell‘s history plastic and design have been the mantra. Founded by Giulio Castelli, a chemical engineer, the Italian furniture brand is the most influential proponent of plastic industrial design, building a sizable following through quality production processes and design contribution by innovative designers. The homes of the 1960s and ’70s were very keen on accepting this experimentation and thus the …

Summer’s Perfect Party Setting

Set the tone for an evening of well designed drinks in a well designed space

Advertorial content: The most memorable summer nights involve good company and good drinks in a properly outfitted setting to match. To set the mood for winding up or down with Tanqueray, Cool Hunting has selected seven unique pieces for a convivial, comfortable and impeccably designed outdoor party to keep the cocktails and conversation flowing. From vintage-inspired lighting to a modern take on classic sound, the …