Carlo Bartoli Carlo Bartoli, born in 1931, lives and works in Monza. He was born in Milano, and graduated in Architecture at the Politechnic University. He began his professional career, concentrating initially on architecture and subsequently on interior design and industrial design, designing furnishings and consumer goods for mass production. He worked as a designer for Accademia, Artelano, Colombo Design, Con & Con, Ernesto Meda, Matteo Grassi, Kartell, Rossi di Albizzate, Varenna-Poliform, Ycami and other manufacturers. He is also the art director for some of these companies, such as Colombo Design. Many of his creations were awarded the highest distinctions and are exhibited in major museums.
Creativity and technology, glamour and functionality, quality and innovation: a combination of extraordinary factors together with a strategic vision of distribution has contributed to the lasting success of Kartell. By cultural and entrepreneurial choice, since its origins in 1949 the Italian manufacturer has chosen to characterize itself as the market leader in the production of designers articles which use technology and plastic materials. This choice requires a great understanding of materials and transformation technology. A leader in furniture design, Kartell addresses an international audience with a collection unique in originality, variety, size, and range.