Gino Colombini Kitchen Pail 1957

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Around the same time that Tupperware was gaining popularity in the United States, the Milan-based plastics manufacturer Kartell was establishing itself as a European leader in this increasingly important modern material. Colombini, who headed Kartell's technical department from its founding in 1949, was awarded Compasso d’Oro prizes (Italy's top honor for good design) in 1955, 1957, 1959, and 1960. His household objects, including these for the kitchen, took advantage of the aesthetic possibilities of plastic, in addition to being both economical and durable.

Gallery label from Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen, September 15, 2010-March 14, 2011.
Kartell S.p.A., Milan, Italy
10 1/2 x 11" (26.7 x 27.9 cm)
Gift of the manufacturer
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Architecture and Design

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