patricia urquiola x kartell 2015 collection
 
patricia urquiola x kartell 2015 collection
apr 13, 2015

patricia urquiola x kartell 2015 collection

patricia urquiola x kartell 2015 collection

 

 

 

designboom visited the milan studio of patricia urquiola to get an inside look at her 2015 collaboration with kartell, in advance of the pieces’ debut at the salone del mobile. extending from her successful ‘jellies’ tableware for the italian company’s ‘kartell in tavola’ collection — presented in 2014 (see designboom’s coverage of the project here) — urquiola brings forth new additions, which express similar surface finishes and patterns, in the form coat hangers, wall-mounted book shelves and a storage unit.

 

designboom gives you a sneak preview of urquiola’s kartell 2015 collection, offering look at the models and drawings which were made during the products’ concept development phase.

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‘jellies coat hangers’

 

 

the ‘jellies’ coat hangers are a line of wall-mounted hooks which take the form of a button, that refer to urquiola’s ‘kartell in tavola’ pieces. recalling the line of tableware, the designs feature a variety of patterns and rich textures that offer visually interesting reflections. made from colored and transparent plastic, the ‘jellies’ coat hangers are reminiscent of faceted crystals and their multiple geometries.

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‘kite’ shelf can be arranged in customizable wall compositions

 

 

 

the ‘kite’ shelf was born out of urquiola’s desire to create a system of various customizable wall compositions. each unit contains a colored grid that enriches the surface of the transparent plastic from which they are made. the geometric pattern expresses a three-dimensional graph between external and internal lines.

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‘kite’ shelf features a gridded pattern on its transparent plastic surface

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‘dewey’ bookshelf

 

 

the functional components of urquiola’s ‘dewey’ bookshelf are divided by material, in which plastic acts as the vertical partitions, spaced from the wooden horizontal shelves. appearing as a jewel box in its entirety, the plastic elements feature a rounded and swollen surface. this detail was employed to achieve volumes that result in a bit of an optical lens and materiality, similar to glass. the material solidity of the shelves are suitable for hosting objects for different living situations — from the bathroom to the dining room, from the bedroom to the kitchen.

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‘jellies coat hangers’ by patricial urquiola on display at the kartell stand during the 2015 salone del mobile
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‘jellies coat hangers’ by patricial urquiola on display at the kartell stand during the 2015 salone del mobile
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up close look at the faceted surface of the ‘jellies coat hangers’
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the hangers come in a range of colorful plastics
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profile view of the ‘jellies coat hangers’ by patricia urquiola
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wall display of ‘kite shelving’ by patricia urquiola at the kartell stand during the 2015 salone del mobile
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up close look at the ‘kite’ shelf’s gridded surface pattern
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‘dewey’ bookshelf by patricia urquiola at the kartell stand during the 2015 salone del mobile
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general view of patricia urquiola’s studio
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patricia urquiola’s office with models and prototypes displaying her product development for kartell
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small 3D printed prototypes of ‘jellies’, expressing the various surface patterns
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detail of two prototypes with geometric 3D patterning
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paper models with faceted sides
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patricia urquiola ‘jellies’ — an exploration in material and form for kartell
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‘jellies’ are characterized by surfaces that allude to the multiple geometries reflected by  crystals
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paper, wood and plastic prototypes
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‘jellies’ bowl with drawing which indicates the external concave surface it features
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reflections
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‘kartell in tavola’ by patricia urquiola
see more about this project on designboom here

 

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