Catellani & Smith: Designer lighting

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Catellani & Smith arte y artesanía

Catellani & Smith is art and craft, it is the faithful example of the luxury of “handmade”, it is an international designer lighting firm born from the legendary meeting between the blacksmith Enzo Catellani and Logan Smith who, over the years, has achieved perfection with the most advanced technology.

The Catellani & Smith company also creates personalized designer lamps for the different rooms and moments of the home, but it is also dedicated to the production of special works for museums, art galleries, churches and theaters, or acts and events. Also in this case, Enzo Catellani manages to illuminate and enhance any situation with character and an unmistakable style.

The lamps of this firm stand out for the use of materials such as fiberglass and high-quality metallic finishes. The exclusive design of each piece is such that the firm takes care of the packaging as one more part of the artistic process of creating its lamps.

“When I create a new lamp, I always start with the prototype: my laboratory is a space in which I continually accumulate materials, components and the most varied objects; It is there where everything is born: I assemble, solder, bend, express. I need to feel the materials, see how they play with light.

In this first phase there is no real project: the idea must take shape immediately, transforming itself into an object; only later do I move on to the phase of the project itself: feasibility, technical characteristics, etc. It is the idea of ​​light and the desire to narrate it that guides my work. I think this process is seen in Catellani & Smith products. An important part of my work is made up of pieces that require great craftsmanship: the hand of the craftsman who builds them creates the imperfections that make the object unique. ” Enzo Catellani

Gunni & Trentino is an official distributor of Catellani & Smith.