Duomo 1992, Missoni. LCP Chaise Lounge. Design by Maarten van Severen.
It should come as no surprise that Kartell Loves Milano. The global headquarters of this Italian furniture company known for their whimsical plastic design icons is headquartered in Milan. Next Tuesday, October 25th, Kartell will be auctioning the 45 one-off pieces they showed at the Kartell Loves Milano exhibition during the Salone del Mobile 2011. The pieces are collaborations between Kartell and a range of creatives from the world of design, fashion, photography literature and entertainment. All proceeds go to the Umberto Veronesi Foundation, dedicated to the advancement of scientific research.
Each piece reads like a love-letter to the city of Milan—Philippe Starck transforms his Ghost Chair with a 1913 map of Milan, Patricia Urquiola painted a silhouette of the Duomo on her Frilly chair, Tokujin Yoshioka painted his Ami Ami chair with a special metallic paint. Check out more pieces for auction after the jump or head to Kartell's site to bid.
Left: The Ghost of Scala, Philippe Starck. Right: Eureka, Piero Lissoni. Ghost chair. Design by Philippe Starck.
Left: Twin Intertwined Masters, DSquared2. Masters chair. Design by Philippe Starck. Right: Frilly Domm, Patricia Urquiola. Frilly chair. Design by Patricia Urquiola.
MI-AMI, Tokujin Yoshioka. Ami Ami chair. Design by Tokujin Yoshioka.
Attila e Napolean scendono in piazza, Aspesi. Pair on Gnomes. Design by Philippe Starck.
Miracolo a Milano 2011, Antonio Marras. Ghost chair. Design by Philippe Starck.
Madunina, Moschino. Bubble Club armchair. Design by Philippe Starck.