Battista Folding Trolley
Besides being a practical trolley characterised by the successful combination of plastic and metal materials, Battista is proposed as an extensible and folding table, ideal for buffets and cocktails or for use as an occasional table.PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS
- Designed by Antonio Citterio and Oliver Low
- Dimensions: 27.28" h x 39.35" w x 21.25" d
- Available in six finishes
About the Manufacturer
Creativity and technology, glamour and functionality, quality and innovation: a combination of extraordinary factors together with a strategic vision of distribution has contributed to the lasting success of Kartell. By cultural and entrepreneurial choice, since its origins in 1949 the Italian manufacturer has chosen to characterize itself as the market leader in the production of designers articles which use technology and plastic materials. This choice requires a great understanding of materials and transformation technology. A leader in furniture design, Kartell addresses an international audience with a collection unique in originality, variety, size, and range.
Contrary to the common idea, products in plastic materials are highly ecological for the reason that they can be recycled (with the exception of polyurethane, little used in Kartell seating). In addition, the use of plastics reduces the need for living plants, such as trees, which are costly and take years to replace. In order to simplify the recycling process, the various components of Kartell furniture can be easily separated and reduced to elements made of one single material. Moreover, the plastic parts of each product carry, clearly printed, an identification mark to determine the correct classification of the seven different kinds of plastic and their effective recycling.
Dimensions & Measurements
Top: Painted or polyester coated polyurethane
Frame: Chrome-plated steel and polished aluminum feet
Overall: 27.25" h x 21.25" d
Width: 39.35" (open); 7.8" (closed)
Weight: 9.9 lbs
- Designed by Antonio Citterio and Oliver Low
- Available in Black, White, Plum, Cream, Sea Blue, and Glossy White
Designed by Antonio Citterio and Oliver Low
Antonio Citterio was born in Meda in 1950. He graduated in architecture from Milan Polytechnic and opened his studio in 1972 where he started his architectural and interior design business. Between 1987 and 1996, he worked in association with Terry Dwan and, together, they created buildings in Europe and Japan. Among his most significant works: the restyling of a block in the historical centre of Seregno, Esprit headquarters in Amsterdam, Antwerp and Milan, industrial plants for Vitra, in Germany, and for Antonio Fusco, in Milan. In 1999 â€œAntonio Citterio and Partnersâ€ was founded by Citterio and Patricia Viel, a multidisciplinary practice for architectural design, industrial design and graphics. Antonio Citterio and Partners has taken part in a great number of international competitions, winning many. Since 2006, Antonio Citterio has been a professor at the Accademia di Architettura dellâ€™UniversitÃ della Svizzera Italiana and, since 2007, he has been a member of the Italian Design Council. In 2007, he received the â€œRoyal Designer for Industryâ€ award from the â€œRoyal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerceâ€ in London.
Glen Oliver Low, born in Germany in 1959, studied design until 1985 on the Industrial Design faculty of Wuppertal University. In 1986, he received the "Master of Design" award from the Domus Academy in Milan for his design study for a compact car. After becoming a staff member at Antonio Citterio Studio in Milan in 1987, he went on, in 1990, to become Citterio's partner in design, and was involved in producing office furniture for Vitra, as well as numerous products for companies such as Kartell.
Care & Maintenance
Simple care is needed for the maintenance of Kartell products to retain the original features of the materials.
Cleaning Use a soft damp cloth with soap or a liquid detergent, preferably diluted with water. Do not use acetone, trichloroethylene, ammonia or other corrosive plastic cleaners. Avoid ethyl alcohol, which dulls the surface. We recommend always using a damp cloth to prevent plastic surfaces from becoming charged with static electricity which attracts dust. Also avoid abrasive solvents, cleaning powders and creams, steel wool or rough sponge cloths.
Use Do not drag objects across the plastic surface, even if it has a scratch resistant finish, since sharp objects can damage the plastic just as they would damage wood or metal. Do not place very hot plates or pots directly on the surface, but always use a cloth or trivet.
Cleaning As with plastic surfaces, use a soft damp cloth. Do not use alcohol or other spot removers. For a deeper cleaning use a little nonabrasive liquid detergent and wipe in the direction of the wood grain. Dry the surface well with a soft cloth. Never use acetone, trichloroethylene or
Use Moisture in wood can cause swelling which is normal in a natural material. Our woods hold up well under normal temperature and humidity conditions. Slight color variations from one piece of wood to another are normal and these tend to disappear with time. Wood can change color over time. To delay this, it is best to avoid placing it in direct sunlight.
Cleaning Normal soil on a steel or aluminum surface, whether natural or painted, should be removed with luke-warm water and a liquid household cleaner using a soft cloth or chamois. Never use cleaning powders, abrasive or steel wool pads, which can cause scratching, or liquid
detergents that contain chlorine or its derivatives such as bleach or muriatic acid.
Use Avoid spilling grapefruit juice, cola, salt and coffee on metal surfaces. These can cause indelible stains. To remove black marks on aluminum chair legs, products especially made for steel finishes or non-abrasive car polishes are recommended.
Kartell uses different kinds of covers, for each one you may find the appropriate cleaning and usage instructions within the instruction card enclosed in the packaging.
Kartell US Inc. offers a plastic cleaner kit. Please contact costumer service for more information.