For the first time in its 60 year history, Kartell is paying homage to one of the most iconic pieces by the ‘Italian master of design’ Jo Colombo. Forty six years after its original design and release, Kartell are reissuing the 4801 Armchair.
An authentic symbol of design in the sixties, the 4801 Armchair can be seen in the most important world museums such as the MOMA in New York, V&A in London and the Centre Pompidou in Paris.
The 4801 Armchair is also famous for being the only piece produced by Kartell made entirely of wood. The use of this material, “unusual” for a brand born with the mission to create pieces made of plastic, was due to the lack of industrial technologies which in those times were unable to produce items made of plastic.
The reissue of the 4801 Armchair in plastic uses Kartell’s current industrial technology which can recreate the curves of the 4801 in transparent technopolymer thermoplastic.
Available in crystal, glossy white and glossy black, the 4801 Armchair is sure to be a stnning piece for any home and a collectors piece for years to come.