Segmenti Coat Rack
designed by Michele De Lucchi
A clothes rack with a built-in umbrella stand adds a contemporary touch to any space.
- Designed by Michele De Lucchi
- Overall Size: 67" h x 18.3" w
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
Overall: 1.57" h x 17.71" w x 3" d
Weight: 0.77 lbs
- Designed by Michele De Lucchi
- Overall: 67" h x 18.3" w
Designed by Michele De Lucchi
Michele De Lucchi
Michele De Lucchi started studying architecture at Padua University, switching to Florence University, where he took his diploma in 1975. For two years afterwards he taught architecture there as an academic assistant. In 1973 Michelle De Lucchi joined forces with other designers and architects to form Cavart, a radical design group. In 1978 Michele De Lucchi went to Milan to work for Kartell as a designer at Centrokappa, the proprietary Kartell design studio. After meeting the designer Ettore Sottsass, Michele De Lucchi joined the Studio Alchimia designers. For Studio Alchimia exhibitions, Michele De Lucchi came up with several bizarre and comical designer objects, including the 1978 “Sinerpica” table lamp, which was virtually useless as a lamp, as was “Sinvola” (1979), which looks like an outsize pincushion with a rod bearing a light bulb stuck through the middle. In 1979 Michele De Lucchi also designed several prototype household appliances, which were shown at the Milan Triennale but never produced. From 1980 Michele De Lucchi belonged to Memphis, the designer group around Ettore Sottsass. In 1982 Michele De Lucchi designed “Lido”, a colorful sofa, and, in 1983, the “First” chair for Memphis. In the late 1980s, Michele De Lucchi again returned to good design, landing a bestseller in “Tolomeo”, a clearcut, functional aluminium work lamp he co-designed with Giancarlo Fassina for Artemide in 1987. In 1990 Michele De Lucchi found a small business of his own for making lighting that was neither complex nor had to take into consideration the demands of mass production so it could be produced by craftsmen working in the traditional manner. The Michele De Lucchi milky white lamps “Fata” and “Fatina” of handblown Murano glass date from 2001. On the side, however, Michele De Lucchi continued to work with his design studio for large companies. Since 1979 he had been a design consultant for Olivetti. In 1993 Michele De Lucchi designed branches of Deutsche Bank, in 1995 a shop system for Mandarina Duck, and, in 1997, the Deutsche Bahn travel center in Frankfurt.
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.