Established in 1949, Kartell is an Italian design company with a worldwide reputation for its cutting-edge research into various forms of plastics to create innovative, glamorous designs for the home and office that often have no historic aesthetic precedent. Based in Milan, Kartell has a presence in 130 countries; Switch Modern is pleased to belong to this exclusive group of showrooms. Known far and wide for its attractive and sensuous designs – all underscored by Kartell’s commitment to accessibility and functionality. For nearly seven decades, Kartell has collaborated with prominent international designers and architects to create objects – chairs, mirrors, tables, cabinets, shelving, storage, sofas, accessories – that have not only found their way into residences on every continent, many can now also be found into the permanent collections of museums the world over. Switch Modern shows the range of Kartell designs online as well as within the Kartell-branded shop within our Atlanta showroom.
Ferruccio Laviani (born 1960 in Italy) graduated from the Istituto Professionale Internazionale per l'Artigianato Liutario e del Legno di Cremona in 1978 and went on to earn a degree from the Faculty of Architecture at the Politecnico di Milano in 1986. He additionally attended the Scuola Politecnica di Design in Milan from 1982 to 1984. An architect and designer, Laviani first began working for Michele De Lucchi in 1983, later becoming a partner before he opened his own studio in Milan in 1991. He has since worked with a number of well-known brands including De Padova, Emmemobili, Flos, Foscarini, Kartell, Moroso, and Society (Limonta).