Besides being a practical trolley with a striking combination of plastic and metal components, Battista is an all-out extendible and folding table, ideal for buffets and aperitifs or as a small single table
- Structure: Chromed steel
- Top: Matt painted or polyester lacquered polyurethane
- Height: 69 cm / 27.3 inch
- Open Width: 100 cm / 39.4 inch
- Closed Width: 20 cm / 7.9 inch
- Depth: 54 cm / 21.3 inch
Kartell's company story shines through in each and every one of its products. A commitment to the ever changing and advancing technology and versatility of plastic, Kartell's primary material, is at the heart of this Italian design house. Design integrity and innovation is another core element of Kartell's operations, highlighted by its partnerships with internationally acclaimed designers. Kartell's design roster includes Philippe Starck, Partricia Urquiola, Enzo Mari, Piero Lissoni, Vico Magistretti, Alberto Meda, Ferruccio Laviani and Ron Arad, among other top talent.read more...
Over a 63 year history, Kartell has positioned itself in the forefront of contemporary interior design, building an impressive resume of prestigious awards including several Compasso d'Oro awards - the oldest industrial design award in Europe. New York's Museum of Modern Art is also a collector of Kartell for its permanent collection, including the iconic modular Componibili storage unit by Anna Castelli Ferrieri.
Kartell's comprehensive catalogue includes a vast selection of products ranging from wall hooks to sofas - all available in bold beautiful colours and, of course, in Kartell's signature material: plastic. Proving that plastic can be beautiful has been a challenging goal exquisitely achieved by this design company. Kartell's products can be found and celebrated in private homes and public spaces all over the world.
Kartell Battista Fold Extendible Table Designed by:
- Antonio Citterio
- Glen Oliver Loew
Born in 1950 in Meda, Italy, Antonio Citterio opened his architecture office at the age of just 22. One of the most internationally sought-after designers, Citterio has worked for such renowned companies as Vitra, Flos, Kartell, and Iittala. The reason for the success of his design projects is that he likes to “tease” out an object’s dormant potential. He is on a constant search for true and authentic work and that he detests bad design. In 1987 and in 1994, Antonio Citterio received the Compasso d’Oro award.
Since 2006 he has been teaching architectural design at the Academy of Architecture in Mendrisio, Switzerland. In 2008, the Royal Society honored him for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce of London, which gave him the title of “Royal Designer for Industry.”
Glen Oliver Loew graduated with a Diploma in Industrial-Design from the University of Wuppertal in 1985. He then moved to Milan/Italy, where he received a master’s degree in design from Domus Academy in 1986.
In 1987 he started his collaboration with Antonio Citterio, in 1990 he became partner in Antonio Citterio & Partners in Milan, developing a large number of products for companies such as Ansorg, Flos, Hackman, Iittala, Kartell, Vitra and Vitrashop.
Since 2000 he is teaching as a Professor for Product Design at the Hochschule für bildende Künste in Hamburg. After starting his own studio, Loew has collaborated with companies like Steelcase, Thonet and Knoll.
He’s received numerous design prizes for his work, including the “Compasso d`Oro“ Award”. His work is included in the permanent collection at MoMA. He serves as a juror for various Design Awards, including the Red Dot Award, the iF Design Award and the IDEA award.