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Anna Castelli Ferrieri (b. 1920), Italy.

About Anna Castelli Ferrieri:

Anna Castelli Ferrieri (1920-2006) was an Italian architect and industrial designer. Her father was a noted journalist and founder of Il Convegno, a magazine, bookstore, theater and intellectual salon of the 1920's, which attracted international intellectuals and theater personalities, including James Joyce, Thomas Mann and Luigi Pirandello. Anna Castelli-Ferrieri studied architecture at the Milan Polytechnic, and as such one of the first women to do so. After graduating she married the chemist Giulio Castelli with whom she in 1949 founded Kartell, which was to become one of the most important European furniture manufactures. Additionally, she was also co-founder of the Italian Society for Industrial design. Until the late 1960s Anna Castelli-Ferrieri was principally active as an architect, designing amongst other buildings the Kartell headquarters. In 1969 Castelli-Ferrieri created her most famous furniture collection Componibili, a modular storage system. After serving for several years as art director with Kartell she took-up a teaching position at the self-same Milan Polytechnic where her career had begun.

Anna Castelli Ferrieri Design:

Anna Castelli Ferrieri, a pioneering architect associated with the postwar period of Italian modern design, known for its embrace of technological innovation and audacious style. With the success of Kartell, Ms. Castelli Ferrieri and her husband helped fuel the explosion of Italian modern design in the 60's, 70's and 80's, much as her father had galvanized the cultural scene in his day. In 1976, she became the art director of Kartell and continued to experiment with advanced furniture making techniques in plastic, a revolutionary materials at the time.

Anna Castelli Ferrieri Furniture and Lighting:

Anna Castelli Ferrieri is the embodiment of the Italian creative philosophy that advocates designing "from the teaspoon to the city." Castelli Ferrieri has contributed designs to both. In her own designs for Kartell, Castelli Ferrieri exploited new materials through innovative forms. She experimented with all sorts of plastic materials to create many innovative designer objects, including in 1967 the stackable modular container "4970/84" or Componbili which is a stackable organizer cabinet made of ABS plastic. Shop Stardust for the Kartell Componibili sale, stackable storage boxes with a stylish Italian design look. For the "4822/44" stool Anna Castelli Ferrieri designed in 1979, a metal alloy with polyurethane was used for the first time, creating enough stability for seat furniture to have longer legs. For her "4970/84" container elements, Castelli Ferrieri treated the design as a mini architectural exercise, with units that are stackable and interchangeable based on the needs of the new lifestyle of the 1960s. For her beautiful and useful designs, Anna Castelli Ferrieri has won numerous design awards, including the prestigious Compasso d'Oro, but the fact that most of her pieces are still in production bespeak the highest praise.

Anna Castelli Ferrieri Componibili:

Kartell Componibili, a stylish and intelligent design solution to all your storage needs. Versatile and unique, Anna Castelli Ferrieri's Kartell Componibili Round Storage Unit is the perfect storage solution for any room of the home. The popular Componibili collection was designed by Anna Castelli Ferrieri in 1967 for the famous Italian furniture and design manufacturer Kartell. Made of plastic, this piece contains two sliding doors behind which you can store a whole multitude of objects. Stack the individual elements up in multitudes of configurations and then place a single removable tray on top. Double height units are perfect for taller items in the bathroom, or office binders and books. The top of Kartell's Componibili circular storage unit can also be used for displaying items such as photographs. Wherever you decide to place the Componibili Round Storage Unit you can be sure that it'll look stylish as well as providing you with ample storage space. The Componibili storage units from Stardust have been produced for more than thirty years and can be admired at the museum of Modern Art in New York and and the Centre George Pompidou in Paris..

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