MRL NEWS & UPDATES | MAY 2022 VOL.1
My Resource Library is excited to welcome Kartell to the library and announce the newest product editions to the library! We are highlighting 20 new products this week by the following partner manufacturers; AMQ, DEKKO, Frovi, JSI, KFI Studios, Landscape Forms, OfficeSource, OfficeSource and Venue Industries.
70 Years of ongoing research and exchange with the great designers, with the aim of pursuing beauty and absolute quality. 70 years of market success, of cooperation and partnerships, of events and projects destined for sale and communication. Today, Kartell is the perfect synthesis of its past and its ongoing projection into the future, combining the great heritage of corporate culture with the desire to explore new paths and engage in new experiences dominated by an intense passion for creation. Founded by Giulio Castelli in 1949, in the early years Kartell took its first steps to produce the distinctive design that would come to epitomize the ‘Made in Italy’ label. In 1988 the company was acquired by Claudio Luti, the son-in-law of Giulio and Anna Castelli who had a background in fashion. The sensibility that Luti had developed under the Versace fashion house, with a love for perfection and tasteful design, heralded a new start for the brand. Luti sought collaborations with designers and architects like Philippe Starck, Ron Arad, Antonio Citterio, Ferruccio Laviani, Piero Lissoni, Patricia Urquiola, Mario Bellini, Alberto Meda and Vico Magistretti, who were responsible for those products that soon came to symbolize the brand. The fresh approach to materials dictated the new direction and brought real turning points for Kartell: studying, manipulating, and enriching materials resulted in an end product which offered unprecedented characteristics. The turning point came when, after years of research and thanks to a revolutionary innovation, in 1999 Kartell became the first company in the world to use polycarbonate to produce furnishing items. The result was La Marie, a completely transparent chair with modern, minimalist design which paved the way for Louis Ghost, still one of Kartell’s best sellers today. From this moment on, the company developed and explored the theme of transparency that has made it unique and original, continuing its research into the study of surfaces and shapes, starting with the use of new technologies and high-performance materials that have made it possible to create products like nothing ever created before. Alongside the habitat division, Kartell relaunched its lighting division, writing a new chapter in the history of lighting design. Kartell today is a company that looks to the future, with Claudio Luti sharing the helm with his children Lorenza and Federico, who joined the firm from different professional backgrounds following their university studies. Today Lorenza is Marketing and Retail Director and Federico Commercial Director. The company has expanded its horizons with new divisions and new product families, introducing new lines ranging from the soft line to another specifically designed for outdoors, as it continues to move with the times and evolve, also employing non-plastic materials and experimenting with new technologies. Kartell today is a company that looks to the future, with Claudio Luti sharing the helm with his children Lorenza and Federico, who joined the firm from different professional backgrounds following their university studies. Today Lorenza is Marketing and Retail Director and Federico Commercial Director. The company has expanded its horizons with new divisions and new product families, introducing new lines ranging from the soft line to another specifically designed for outdoors, as it continues to move with the times and evolve, also employing non-plastic materials and experimenting with new technologies. Innovation and Know How – Kartell is known for its industrial production of the finest quality design objects, with remarkable technological content, Made in Italy. From the choice of innovative and certified materials to the use of advanced technologies, Kartell is able to guarantee users of its products a collection in which technology, quality, resistance and durability are part of its DNA. The high level of stability and repeatability of the processes allows the minimization of inefficiencies and waste, favoring productions with low polluting residues that are always fully recyclable.
BOOST POWER BOXES
AMQ | Get a major boost with AMQ Boost power boxes. Boost power boxes offers two power outlets, two USB ports and Qi-enabled wireless charging pad.
DEKKO | Power supply leader DEKKO announces the launch of Layer™, a relocatable power solution with an optional surface for phones and other devices.
Frovi | Simplicity and functionality unite to create the versatile and practical Font Table.
JSI | Functionality and simplicity meet beauty and finesse. Teekan is a timeless lounge series with elevated details that is versatile enough to fit perfectly into any environment.
KFI Studios | KFI Studios announces the launch of Arbor, the latest addition to their guest chair offerings.
Landscape Forms | Using its unique triangular shape and softly rounded edges, Extasi Air fulfills the need for a lightweight, low and backless bench that communicates intimacy and comfort in interesting and colorful ways.
Landscape Forms | Twig Air is a branching bench system that embodies the concepts of modularity, fluidity, connection and interactivity with its users.
Starfish Air’s biomorphic, asymmetric radial design allows for flexible grouped or individual use.
Landscape Forms | With rounded lines and visual softness, Fortunato Air juxtaposes its material with forms people expect from plush and yielding furnishings.
Landscape Forms | A lightweight stool, side table, or complement to other Air Collection elements, Stul Air brings a vibrant and youthful energy to the spaces it inhabits.
OfficeSource | Greet customers, clients or guests from the clean, modern profile of the Cosmo Collection reception line.
OfficeSource | Outdoor season is coming! The In-Or-Out Collection offers durable and functional pieces of furniture that can be used both inside and outside.
BLOW MOLDED FOLDING TABLES
OfficeSource | OfficeSource Blow Molded tables are strong, durable and light weight. Perfect for outdoors or indoors, these tables are constructed of durable plastic that will not chip, crack or warp.
OfficeSource | OfficeSource’s ViZual Collection allows you to communicate visually with our assortment of dry erase whiteboards.
OfficeSource | The OfficeSource Sienna Collection is the perfect addition to any office setting. This OfficeSource Collection suits any need for mid century modern office furniture that you may be inspired by.
Venue Industries | We present to you the literal fruit of our labor, the Avocado Chair. A completely custom design, this avocado’s pit is anything but hard.
2/90 Sign Systems | GSA Products, Warranty, Images, Case Studies
9 to 5 Seating | Brochure
Allseating | Pricing
AMQ | Binder Layout, About Text
Anova Furnishings | Assembly Instructions, Brochures
Arcadia | Rep Update
BBF | Hub Update
Beaufurn | New Logo Image, New Spine Image
Benchmark Contract | Pricing, Cut Sheets, Images, About Text, New Product
BioFit | Hub Update
BodyBilt | Pricing
Borgo | Pricing
Carolina | Pricing
Coriander | Pricing, New Binder Spine Image
DARRAN | Pricing, Rep Update
Dauphin | Environmental Documents
Decca | Hub Update
Dekko | New Product
DeskMakers | Pricing
Diversified Spaces | New Products
Encore | Rep Update
ESI | Rep Update
Fermob | Images, Catalog, Color Chart
Fleetwood Furniture | Catalog, Pricing, Warranty, Terms & Conditions, Images
Frovi | Quickship Products, New Products, Pricing
FSR | Hub Update
Grand Rapids Chair Company | Pricing, New Products, Finishes, Images
GrowUp Greenwalls | Hub Update
Haskell | Pricing
HOWE | Rep Update
Jasper Chair | Cut Sheets
JSI | Pricing, PM/CET Files, New Product
Kartell Lighting | New Binder Spine Image
KFI Studios | Images, Pricing, Brochure, New Product
KI 1 – Seating | Pricing, Cut Sheets
KI 2 – Desking & Tables | Pricing
KI 3 – Architectural Products, Systems, & Storage | Pricing
KI 4 – Education & Healthcare Furniture | Pricing
KI 5 – Resources | Brochure
Kwalu | Images, Highlight Content
Landscape Forms | New Products
La-Z-Boy/Knu | New Products, Highlight, Images, Pricing, Finishes
Leland | Pricing
LightCorp | Ordering Guide
Magnuson Group | Spec Sheet, Images
mediatechnologies | About Text, Images
MiEN Company | New Product, Images, Product Enhancements, Cut Sheets
National | Pricing
National Lighting | Highlight Content, Hub Update, Binder Layout
National Public Seating | Pricing
Nightingale | Pricing, Catalog
Nucraft | Images
Office Specialty | Pricing
OFS | Pricing
Paragon | Sales Managers Map
Scandinavian Spaces | Images
Source International | Pricing
Spec | Rep Update, Images, Brochure, About Text
Special T | Rep Update
St. Timothy Chair | Pricing, Brochures
Stance Healthcare | About Text
Teknion | Hub Update
Tuohy | Rep Update
Venue Industries | New Product, Pricing
Via Seating Indoor | Pricing, Binder Layout, Images
Via Seating Outdoor | Pricing, Binder Layout, Images
WB Manufacturing | Spec Sheets, Images, Assembly Instructions
Workspace48 | Rep Update