Designed by Bartoli Design, one of Kristalia’s long-standing partners, the Joko collection has evolved from a poetic minimalist chair. Although it expresses the utmost formal minimalism, it is soft and user-friendly. Over time, it has been succeeded by the chair with armrests and stools in two different heights, a continuously developing evolution, which cannot be said to be over yet. Entirely upholstered in fabric or leather, Joko is made with tailored craftsmanship. It offers almost countless options for customisation, thanks to the many finishes available that are constantly updated.
Today, Bartoli Design, a team comprising Carlo, Paolo and Anna Bartoli, continues its experience in design and design culture begun by Carlo Bartoli in 1960, achieved through many partnerships with leading companies in the furniture sector. The studio’s research focuses on poetic elegance based on simplicity and balance: from the initial concept of product and communication strategies to creative and product development, the studio’s activities embrace a complete spectrum of design services. Bartoli Design also develops projects including architecture, settings, interior design and urban design. In 2008, Bartoli Design received the XXI Compasso d’Oro ADI award for the R606Uno chair, the Tube sofa received the IF Award for Good Industrial Design and the studio was selected to appear on a set of Italian postage stamps entitled “Italian Design for a New Domestic Landscape”. Carlo Bartoli has exhibited his work in Italy and abroad: at the Triennale Design Museum in Milan, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Stadt Museum in Cologne, as well as in New York, Prague, Hong Kong, Athens and Buenos Aires. The Gaia armchair is included in the permanent design collection at the MOMA in New York and the Triennale Design Museum in Milan. The 4875 chair is on display in the design collection at the National Arts Museum of the Pompidou Centre in Paris. The Breeze armchair, which received the I.D. Design Distinction Award, the Apex Product Design Award, the Red Dot and the IF Award for Good Industrial Design, is included in a set of Italian postage stamps entitled “Masters of Italian design”. The Sol table received the “2010 GOOD DESIGN Award”. The panel of judges of the Young&Design competition awarded Carlo Bartoli the Apostolo del Design 2012 for his work as a designer inspired by an essential and honest design project. The Still table by Bartoli Design received the Red Dot 2013 award.