Welcome to the Smatrik
Thanks to extensive research and a meticulous design process, the difficulty in filling the mould that creates this unique structure has been overcome.
Extraordinary lightness and refinement, born from experimental ideas and Kartell sophisticated production technology.
Smatrik by Tokujin Yoshioka, an ongoing dialogue between design and technological innovation: this is Kartell DNA.
The unwavering dialogue between design and technological innovation has led to the conception of Smatrik, the new evolution of the chair, designed by Tokujin Yoshioka. Smatrik is made with a mould devised to recreate a three-dimensional grid, crossing and overlapping and where, thanks to the special injection technology, the layers of polycarbonate form a structure that simulates a metal mesh.
Thanks to a lengthy study and design process, Kartell was able to make a plastic product boasting unique characteristics in terms of hard-wearing resistance, durability and flexibility for the first time ever on an industrial scale, thanks to the uniqueness of the manufacturing technology used and to the design sign marked by the identity of the Japanese designer.
Smatrik comes in transparent, black, white and plum in versions featuring chrome-finish or painted steel legs.
Smatrik blends in seamlessly with any indoor setting, available also in the rocking version, as well as the outdoor version for contract settings.
“For Smatrik I was inspired by the chairs of the ‘50s that were made using steel wires and I decided to create a design as close as possible to the structure using Kartell innovative injection moulding technology”, designer Tokujin Yoshioka on his Smatrik.
Meet Smatrik, the new seating evolution.