The Kartell Courtyard Party


 Italian furniture manufacturer, famous for their unique plastic creations opened their first mono-branded store in Cape Town.


Kartell can be likened to “Cool to have” brands such as Apple and Camper which Cape Town Style afficionados hunger for. The introduction of the Masters chair, deigned by Philippe Starck with Eugeni Quitllet only added to their popularity, with more than 100 000 having been sold world wide. Starck has also done work for the likes of Puma and Nike.


I love Kartell’s bright colours. I also love that all Kartell products are recyclable. Apparently in 2011 Kartell achieved UNI EN ISO 14001: 2004 which is a certification that attests the organization has implemented a management system capable of controlling and minimizing its environmental impact.

On Thursday they had an event at their flagship store (Shop 2, The Hudson, cnr. Strand & Hudson streets, De Waterkant) and the event was to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Louis Ghost chair. I sat in it and I can personally vouch that it was “molto confortevole”.

Photo by Werner Ryke
Photo by Werner Ryke

I wore a Sissy Boy dress with a blazer from Michiko London and shoes from Luella. The venue was divine; it was a gorgeous day and there was a massive turn-out. Everyone was enjoying the delicious drinks, canapés, beers (thank you Peroni) and music from DJ Brent at King was also there giving out fresh oysters to eat! There was a lucky draw at some point and I forgot to bring my business card, gggrrrrr!!

Maloti Mothobi, Monde Harold Mtsi and Tamika Doubell

Monde runs an incredible blog called “Renaissance Men” – go check it out!

Tamika Doubell and Marina Nestel, event organizer
Lusapho Loeloe Hlatshaneni and Tamika Doubell
Lusapho Loeloe Hlatshaneni and Tamika Doubell

Thank you to Marina Nestel and your team at The Little Black Book PR & Events for a smashing evening!

To see the official photographs click HERE.

For more info on Kartell, visit their website HERE.

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