The synergy of illycaffè and Kartell continues. The two companies, which made their debut as a virtuous duo last year, with the Re-Chair produced thanks to the recovery of coffee capsules and designed by Antonio Citterio, once again explore the horizons of recycling.
This year's novelty is called Eleganza, it is designed by Philippe Starck and is available in two color variants; made with the Iperespresso capsule recycling system, illycaffè and Kartell announce its launch during the FuoriSalone 2023.
If last year could have seemed like an experimental test, this time it's a confirmation and, again, a second appointment that looks ahead: with the conception and production of the Eleganza chair, in fact , illycaffè and Kartell continue the path of exploration of the recovery of coffee capsules. A design experience that paves the way for new applications and creative possibilities.
Eleganza, presented in the Ela and Nia versions, is in fact based on the implementation already worked out for Re-Chair, the starting point from which evolutions and progress in terms of shape and technology were born.
The two chairs can be seen at the fair: both Eleganza and Re-Chair are in fact the protagonists of the restaurant bushel at the Salone del Mobile, which was furnished for the occasion.
In the city, however, the partnership between Kartell and illycaffè takes shape in an installation that can be visited from 17 to 23 April: appointment in via Monte Napoleone, at the Flagship storeilly, where rich vegetation spreads spontaneously in an almost natural fusion with the Re-Chair.
The set-up, in addition to being social-proof, lets the core message of the project emerge without delay, i.e. the desire to give life to environments in which the elements coexist without nature and greenery present are contaminated.
In some islands of vegetation, volumes in green plexiglass containing coffee capsules will be juxtaposed to underline the production process of the chair.
A way to emphasize how two Made in Italy excellences contribute to the sustainability of the planet through the strengthening of circular economy production models.