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Anna Castelli Ferrieri

Anna Castelli Ferrieri portrait

Anna Castelli Ferrieri (1918–2006) trained as an architect at Milan Polytechnic Institute, one of the first women to graduate its program. She then apprenticed under Italian Rationalist architect Franco Albini, whom she credited throughout her life as one of her most important creative influences.  She and her husband, Giulio, founded Kartell in 1949. She, along with Ignazio Gardella, designed the company's headquarters as well as a Alfa Romeo factory in Italy.


componibili kartell castelli ferrieri


In production for nearly thirty years, the Componibili is an iconic piece of plastic modular furniture that is counted among MoMA's permanent collection of furnishings. Available in various sizes, it is designed to be stacked or grouped together via a tongue-and-groove system, enabling a variety of configurations.