Tribute Scenography: Sottsass and Memphis at Kartell Paris
Tapping into the macro Memphis revival trend, the Kartell Goes Sottsass collection arrives in Paris with a special decor. Mounted for Maison & Objet – 22 – 26 January – this thematic scenography brings out a series of the architect-turned-designer’s works that have never seen the light of day but that stem from the icon and heritage brand’s long collaboration. In addition, Sottsass’ emphatically memphis-oriented textiles. These prints now grace a series of theme-specific chairs, sofas and futons created by industry leaders Piero Lissoni, Philippe Starck and Patricia Urquiola. Bold colours match geometric patterns, as iconic Kartell designs are reupholstered and transformed into new life. Already presented in Milan last spring and other events such as last week’s imm Cologne, this special showcase – complete with larger-than-life props – will continue onto the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair – 9-13 February.