Italian furniture and design brand Kartell has opened its first UK monobrand showroom with a store in the Knightsbridge area of London.

The two-floor shop is located at 233 Brompton Road, between the Victoria & Albert Museum and department store Harrods.

Brompton Road and surrounding streets are known for modern furniture, with Skandium, B&B Italia, The Conran Shop, and OKA among a host of industry near-neighbours.

Kartell says it has been looking for a UK store for two years, describing London as a key international platform for contract projects as well as a gateway to other territories worldwide.

Globally, Kartell has 140 monobrand stores, 300 concessions, and around 2,500 stockists.