Matelasse Vase by Kartell designed by Patricia Urquiola
The Matelasse Vase colorfully combines creativity and artistic form. The distinctive vase is suggestive of a light, waffled matelasse fabric, with irregular curvatures caused by varying surface thicknesses.
Sturdy, yet softly textured in form, the Matelasse Vase is made of PMMA and is available in two glossy opaque finishes and four transparent finishes.
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.
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.