In 2019, Kartell celebrates its 70th anniversary, 70 years of history and iconic products. The history of Kartell begins in Italy with the chemist Giulio Castelli and the architect Anna Castelli Ferrieri. Times were tough in this post-war Italy and the couple wanted to bring back some colors and joy to Italian homes. Plastic was then the material of choice for this mission. In 1988, Kartell passed into the hands of the couple's son-in-law, Claudio Luti. Mr. Luti's mission was to expand the brand worldwide. Luti then decided to work with the world's leading designers in order to create products (furniture, decorative accessories and lighting) that can only be produced with Kartell's innovation and technology. Kartell's designers include Philippe Starck, Patricia Urquiola, Piero Lissoni, Ferruccio Laviani, Eugeni Quitllet and many others.