Kartell and Mattel’s Barbie Pink Chairs Hit Milan Design Week


Marking Barbie‘s 65th anniversary, Mattel has teamed up with Italian design powerhouse Kartell for a special collection that brings a playful twist to classic furniture design. The collection introduces five of Kartell’s most iconic chairs: AI, Venice, Louis Ghost, Masters, and Ero|S|, all reimagined in Barbie’s signature pink. These designs are offered in both doll-sized and full-sized versions, catering to a diverse audience of collectors.

Crafted with sustainability in mind, the chairs utilize innovative materials such as bamboo and are packaged in 100% FSC-certified recycled paper, reflecting a commitment to environmental responsibility. This release builds on a longstanding partnership between Mattel and Kartell, including a transformative project in 2009, where Kartell’s flagship Milan store was reimagined into Barbie’s Dreamhouse.

The collection will debut at Milan Design Week, displayed at the Mattel Creations pop-up at Condenast’s “The Vogue Italia Closet.” Starting April 16, coinciding with the showcase, the full-sized Masters Barbie Limited Edition set, featuring two chairs, will be available for $770 USD, and the single Louis Ghost Barbie Limited Edition chair will be offered at $545 USD. Additionally, a charming set of five miniature chairs suitable for Barbie herself will be available for $60 USD. All these items will be sold exclusively on Kartell for a limited time, providing unique furniture options for those seeking to add distinctive pieces to their collection.

For more insights into the best exhibitions and installations throughout Milan Design Week, be sure to check out our guide to Milan Design Week 2024.

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