Dolly Folding Chair by Kartell designed by Antonio Citterio
The result of intense technical design, the Dolly folding chair combines a sophisticated structural system with the elegance and form of its agility in the overall design. Available in different colors, the seat and the structure are made of the same plastic material. Thanks to its durability and ease of maintenance, the Dolly is great for a wide range of settings, from the home office to the covered patio.
Antonio Citterio Antonio Citterio was born in Meda in 1950. He graduated in architecture from Milan Polytechnic and opened his studio in 1972 where he started his architectural and interior design business. Between 1987 and 1996, he worked in association with Terry Dwan and, together, they created buildings in Europe and Japan. Among his most significant works: the restyling of a block in the historical centre of Seregno, Esprit headquarters in Amsterdam, Antwerp and Milan, industrial plants for Vitra, in Germany, and for Antonio Fusco, in Milan. In 1999 ‚??Antonio Citterio and Partners‚?Ě was founded by Citterio and Patricia Viel, a multidisciplinary practice for architectural design, industrial design and graphics. Antonio Citterio and Partners has taken part in a great number of international competitions, winning many. Since 2006, Antonio Citterio has been a professor at the Accademia di Architettura dell‚??Universit√† della Svizzera Italiana and, since 2007, he has been a member of the Italian Design Council. In 2007, he received the ‚??Royal Designer for Industry‚?Ě award from the ‚??Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce‚?Ě in London.
Contrary to the common idea, products in plastic materials are highly ecological for the reason that they can be recycled (with the exception of polyurethane, little used in Kartell products). Thus, Kartell products can be easily recycled. In order to simplify the recycling process, the various components of Kartell products can be easily separated and reduced to elements made of one single material. Moreover, the plastic parts of each product carry, clearly printed, an identification mark to determine the correct classification of the different kinds of plastic and their effective recycling.
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 designer 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.