We look forward to seeing you at Design Post x Orgatec, October 25th to 29th, where you can visit our renovated spaces and discover a preview of Elephantino, our first chair with a shell entirely made of post-consumer recycled plastic and totally recyclable. The project enriches the family of Elephant chairs, Kristalia bestsellers designed by Neuland in 2010.

Design Post
25—29.10.2022
Deutz-Mülheimer-Strasse 22a⁠ 50679 Cologne

Opening time
Tuesday—Friday 9 am—8 pm
Saturday 9 am—6 pm

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The new advertising campaign by Kristalia and MD House

A total living proposal. This is what Kristalia and MD House present in their first advertising campaign together. A major project, developed with the hindsight of the past two years, marking the beginning of a shared path dedicated to contemporary and minimalist design. MD House systems are reinterpreted, become instantly recognisable and technically flawless in the encounter with the essence of Kristalia’s design approach. With their complementary and reciprocal industrial and design models, Kristalia and MD House have now teamed up to propose a unified vision and a complete, signature solution. In their first home together, Kristalia’s iconic furniture accessories, created by internationally renowned designers, meet MD House’s modular systems and products, resulting in a total living proposal, ranging from the living room to the bedroom and outdoors.

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Kristalia and its new MD House brand at the Salone del Mobile.Milano 2022

A total living proposal. This is what Kristalia is presenting at the Salone del Mobile.Milano 2022, teaming up for the first time with MD House. A major project, developed with the hindsight of the past two years, marking the beginning of a shared path dedicated to contemporary and minimalist design. MD House systems are reinterpreted, become instantly recognizable and technically flawless in the encounter with the essence of Kristalia’s design approach.

With their complementary and reciprocal industrial and design models, Kristalia and MD House have now teamed up to propose a unified vision and a complete, signature solution. In their first home together, Kristalia’s iconic furniture accessories, created by internationally renowned designers, meet MD House’s modular systems and products, resulting in a total living proposal, ranging from the living room to the bedroom and outdoors.

The inspiration and the reverted black

The stand designed by Kristalia and MD House together with the colour designer, Giulio Ridolfo, is black, reverted black: the structure is black, the floor is black, the plants are black — with the jet black tufts of Japanese grass and dark leaves inspired by the paintings of Henri Rousseau and the Fauve artists. It is solid black, the black cast by a long shadow. Sharp, vibrant, sinuous. As deep as thoughts, but neither mystical, dark nor lonely. Ridolfo, who has always worked with colour, now takes on black — through meticulously researched textiles, objects and plants — with a styling approach that creates a wunderkammer, a cabinet of wonders.

The inspiration is the Case Study House number 16 by the architect Craig Ellwood, built between 1952 and 1953 in Bel Air for the Case Study House Program, a programme funded by the US magazine Arts&Architecture to respond to the post—war housing boom with prototypes of modern, easily reproducible and affordable homes. In the almost 500—square—metre exhibition space, the search for distinctive fabrics and colours is meticulous while the choice of textured surfaces counteracts the sterile mood following the pandemic. Sophisticated yet simple objects complement functional spaces, where everything blends naturally. A living place both inside and out — the heart of the design is the welcoming outdoor space visible from every room, where the half—shade promises solace and contemplation. The home conceived by Kristalia and MD House is a small ecosystem in which to live and interact, a place to start out from and return to.

Focusing on the environment has always been part of Kristalia’s philosophy and is now also part of MD House’s. The stand has been designed with this in mind, featuring a reusable structure as part of a circular economy process. Brand partners were selected that espouse a vision of minimising environmental impact. The materials to be distributed to the public during the Salone del Mobile have also been reduced to a minimum.

Press Kit
Stand Photos

Stand Brochure

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The partnership continues between Kristalia and Kensaku Oshiro, who created the iconic Holo table. For the Salone del Mobile.Milano 2022 he designed a new Holo Pillar version, featuring a marble top and a  collection of chairs called Tonbo, inspired by Japanese aesthetics and cabinet—making. The signature feature of the chair and armchair is a backrest with organic lines that rests delicately on the frame, like a dragonfly — “Tonbo” in Japanese. The special rounded joints are what creates this delicate effect.

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Salone del Mobile.Milano
7–12.06.2022

Kristalia + MD House
Pad. 20 Stand A05–B06

Corporate showroom
Via Larga 3, Milano

In the early 2000s, Kristalia focused on developing a table with clean shapes and maximum flexibility of use, easily suitable to domestic ambient.

Attentive to the evolution of living spaces and to environmental sustainability, the company began to explore technologies far from traditional ones, together with high-performance materials, that came from manufacturing domains distant from that of furniture making. From the automotive sector it borrowed the assembling of part of the aluminium supporting structure, as well as the precision bearing system that makes it so easy to slide the extension mechanism. From construction industry instead, came the high pressure stratified laminates 10 mm thick for the tabletop and its extensions.

The result is startling, both from the aesthetic and the technical side. Thanks to a system of telescopic guides, the Sushi table is capable to reach almost twice its length, and to maintain, in all its extension, a continuous surface of only 10 mm thick, without the user perceiving, from any angle one could observe it, the presence of technical elements and thicknesses, fused into its delicate structure.

Inside the Kristalia corporate Showroom in Milan, an installation has been created that enhances the technical characteristics of Sushi and its timeless minimalism. Come and visit us in Via Larga 5.

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The history of Kristalia in a table

Design, research, innovation, durability: Sushi table is the utmost expression of Kristalia philosophy. The first in a series of fixed and extendable tables that represent its evolution (as suggested by the names: Nori and Maki), Sushi was an instant success and is still one of the company’s best sellers.

Essential lines and research materials reveal the intellectual rigor of its designer, Carlo Bartoli.  Shapes are clean and strong: a thinly profiled top is contrasted by voluminous legs, hiding together the technology that ensures its extensibility without any bending.

A timeless icon, Sushi remains still today, twenty years after its launch, a compendium of the brand’s poetics.

A “research” table

In the early 2000s, Kristalia focused on developing a table with clean shapes and maximum flexibility of use, easily suitable to domestic ambient.

Attentive to the evolution of living spaces and to environmental sustainability, the company began to explore technologies far from traditional ones, together with high-performance materials, that came from manufacturing domains distant from that of furniture making. From the automotive sector it borrowed the assembling of part of the aluminium supporting structure, as well as the precision bearing system that makes it so easy to slide the extension mechanism. From construction industry instead, came the high pressure stratified laminates 10 mm thick for the tabletop and its extensions.

The result is startling, both from the aesthetic and the technical side. Thanks to a system of telescopic guides, the Sushi table is capable to reach almost twice its length, and to maintain, in all its extension, a continuous surface of only 10 mm thick, without the user perceiving, from any angle one could observe it, the presence of technical elements and thicknesses, fused into its delicate structure.

Timeless contemporaneity

Reliable technologies and resistant materials such as the aluminium of the structure, make Sushi a table destined to last, a meeting point for generations of conviviality.

A timeless table in constant evolution: contemporary but sober colours, over one hundred possible configuration variants, and the simplicity with which the elements that compose it are assembled, make it unique, formally harmonious in any context, both indoor and outdoor.

2022: new Linecompact tops

The first Sushi table had a layered laminate top, characterized by a black edge featuring two thin contrasting threads. The technical evolution of materials since 2002 ultimately led to the choice of Linecompact as the new material for the tabletops, right on the 20th anniversary. The new finish, consisting of a single raw material, and therefore more ecological and sustainable, is consistent with the aesthetics of the already wide range that it further enriches.

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Happy birthday, Sushi

Twenty years have passed since the presentation of Sushi at the 2002 Salone del Mobile, years in which Kristalia has continued to experiment, accepting new challenges to grow bigger and better, always using design as a tool to pursue her own interpretation of the world.

Twenty years of projects, passion, and encounters with masters such as Carlo Bartoli, whose language, a gift that has put the company in dialogue with the whole world, remains and will ever remain a source of inspiration for Kristalia.

Meeting and talking about each other after two years of pandemic.

A two-day trip that saw us welcome our guests into our home to let them experience the traditions and values ​​that distinguish our identity.

Thanks to the collaboration with BM Communication agency in Milan, we had the honor of hosting a group of journalists belonging to the most important publications in Italy.

A guided tour that went through the story of the company history and the values ​​that represent it, narrated directly by one of its founders.

A journey through the company’s most iconic products – such as extendable tables and chairs – and through the latest products created during the pandemic period (among others: Palco modular outdoor seating system, designed by Sam Hecht and Kim Colin, Dua Relax armchair and Dua Lounge extension chair, designed by Läufer & Keichel, Holo Pillar table, by Kensaku Oshiro).

A total immersion that has allowed our guests to experience our product and its production process, increasingly internalized, and to introduce them to the aspect of a corporate DNA with a light-hearted flavor that we like to savor by walking through the corridors of a transparent architecture that reflects a natural disorder of colorfully colored plants that mark the time and the seasons.

The collaboration with local excellences then allowed us to enhance elements that are essential for us: innovation, research and experimentation, elements that are always present in all our products.

The authentic, immersive and innovative cuisine of the starred Chef Riccardo Gaspari of the SanBrite restaurant in Cortina, accompanied us in the moments of sharing and socialization of these two days and the visit to the Presot tannery – excellence of the territory that has a close relationship of collaboration with Kristalia for the creation of the iconic “1085 Edition” chair in natural-tanned leather – has introduced visitors to authentic and sustainable processes.

It was nice to meet again and to go back to look into each other’s eyes. It will be a gift to be able to do it again soon.

A house is made with walls and beams; a home is built with love and dreams.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Kristalia awaits you at the Design Post for the presentation of the Novelties 2022. Inside the historic rooms of the post office in the Deutz district of Cologne, you will find a wide range of iconic Kristalia pieces on display. The set-up includes the Holo table and console, the Dua chair collection, the cult Elephant chair, the 1085 Edition armchair, the Brioni system of armchairs and poufs, the Tenso sofa and much more. Design Post is a place to design, be inspired, appreciate new colors and finishes, a real showroom where you can touch the quality of our products. Come and visit us!

The sixth edition of the international Archiproducts Design Awards (ADA) competition has ended and the jury has revealed the winners of the 2021 edition among the more than 750 nominations. Selected by a jury made up of the most important figures in architecture and design in the current panorama, the winners stood out for their unique and creative concept. Palco, the new modular sofa for outdoors by Kristalia, was elected within the “Outdoor” category.

Designed by Sam Hecht and Kim Colin, founders of the London-based Industrial Facility, Palco consists of a slatted teak platform with a metal base and one or more padded elements that can be combined to create various configurations, which can also be altered after making your purchase. The platform can be entirely covered with the padded elements or used as a low table on which to place a lamp, a book or a cocktail. The ideal location recommended by Kristalia for Palco is on covered and semi-covered verandas and terraces.

Hub of excellence in the beating heart of Milan, the international capital of design. A project based on elective affinities: the corporate showroom brings together companies sharing the same vision of design and home furnishings. A space for dialogue and connection, a variety of products and a range of materials capable of broadening the creative horizons of any residential or contract furnishing project. A tailor-made project incubator.

Come and visit us in Via Larga 3, Milan