Published on : Monday, May 15, 2017
To commemorate Kartell’s 50th anniversary, Nendo has revamped Anna Castelli Ferrieri’s “Componibili” collection, the cylindrical plastic chest that is one of the brand’s most iconic objects, and a bestseller since 1967.
Made from interlocking pieces of curved ABS plastic, the stacking modular storage unit was one of many products launched by Kartell that introduced plastic into the domestic furniture market.
The Japanese studio says, “The speciality of Componibili is its simple appearance and function that fits naturally in various types of interior and its ease-of-use. Therefore, several everyday sundries in the room unsurprisingly “gather” around it. In other words, it is rarely seen on its own.”
Since the appearance resembles “one big family” rather than “one piece of furniture”, the possibility of creating an expression like a “family photo” was explored by turning the sundries that gather around into the same design as the Componibili.
The cups, wine bottles, and the cork that was placed on the side all have the same doors details as Componibili. Additionally, books, glasses, lamps, and leaves as well as the planters have all become members of the Componibili family.