How Italian Brand Kartell Stays Creative With Biodegradable Plastic Furniture And Moschino Lamps

Dec 24, 2019 194

BY: Hong Xinying

Public backlash against plastics has been gaining momentum, even though it is only one of many other urgent environmental concerns. The reason the reputation of this synthetic material has taken a beating stems largely from the consequences of plastic pollution. But the truth is more complex than that; there is a significant difference between single-use plastics and polycarbonate pieces that are made to last.

This distinction holds true for Italian design company Kartell, which has made its name with a combination of innovative design and eco-conscious advances in its production of plastic furniture. Turning 70 this year, the firm has also experimented with other materials such as plywood, using sustainable production methods that minimise material wastage. 

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