The founder of the Kartell brand is Giulio Castelli, a chemical engineer whose factory, opened in 1949, changed the world’s attitude towards plastic. Through Kartell’s design experimentation this democratic material provides endless options for form and colour. Kartell products are ironic and instantly recognizable, and have become genuine design icons. The company produces chairs, various types of tables, light fixtures and accessories. Kartell has collaborated with designers such as Philippe Starck, Ferruccio Laviani, Antonio Citterio, Alberto Meda and others.