Carlton room divider is their most outspoken and iconic furniture piece. Its design was extremely provocative and shocking, but in the same time it was exciting, fresh and new. Traditional wall shelving , with usual horizontal and vertical lines, is turned into dynamic, vivid and multipurpose structure. Carefully matched colors, structure based on the imaginary rhombus , ornamentation, expressive totemic feature. The entire color spectrum was used : yellow, blue, green, rose, orange and of-course, black and white. But that's not the end . Base of this cabinet is the story itself. At first glance there is a pattern with dots, but when you look more closely it shows specific pattern, ornamentation of bacteria world, seen under microscope!
On all malicious comments Sottsass used to answer with question : ''Who, when and with which arguments ordered designers that shelves and cabinets must have only horizontal and vertical partitions, or that chair must have the same four legs?'' . Of course, there is no conceivable answer.