DE CASTELLI Designer Furniture | The energy of a man who succeeds in achieving his ideas flows naturally in Albino Celato, the founded, in the year 2003, of De Castelli, a brand that would soon come to prove its worth, on the strength of the experience of centuries that he inherited from his family of blacksmiths, deeply rooted in the piedmont area of Treviso and masters in shaping iron.
It is well known that iron, along with wood and stone, is one of the three valuable natural materials that since the very origins have been offered to man’s ingenuity for the creation of useful tools and artifacts.
De Castelli soon shaped its identity as a company that introduced design, and applied it to iron for the home and outdoors, successfully combining this beloved handcrafting tradition with the most advanced technology.
Underlying the working process there is always a contribution of handcrafting, precious and painstaking, which characterizes the details and the quality. Thanks to the company’s mission, the original quality of the projects and the skill of the craftsmen, De Castelli’s production blends design, art and craftsmanship, whether the material is iron, cor-ten steel or stainless steel.
The increasing collaboration with important architects and designers, or international landscape architects, led to the foundation in 2010 of the De Castelli Edition brand, a collection of products that highlights the contemporary language of its authors: Michele De Lucchi, Aldo Cibic, Ramon Esteve, Philippe Nigro; a new production that comes to join the Collection.
Thoughts and drawings, that lead to new creations to complement the vases and sculptures that currently make up the De Castelli Collection catalogue, the design of which recall objects with familiar shapes that, thanks to the change in scale and the use of these unusual materials, acquire new meaning, generating an unexpected visual and emotional impact and becoming a material and spatial presence inside the space they are placed in.
The entire De Castelli production is distinguished for the finest quality of its construction, expressed in the meticulous attention to details and the handcrafting of all the finishing and decorating work.
In the history of any Company, like in the life of any man, there are moments in which the desire for renewal could be mistaken for dissatisfaction with the present. We believe on the contrary that this feeling is rooted in a deep-seated love and respect for one’s personal history, one’s origins, lost back across ancient eras when materials, processes and ideas connected with them were all one with arms and mind.
It is the determination and representation of a condition which, going back in time, would certainly not have stopped at the surface of its artifacts, but would have dug deep into their spirit, to capture the secrets suggested by their least accessible and most profound essence.
The perfect blend between design and technology has made it possible in recent years to make objects that are more and more unique, crafted with great skill in a meticulous process, from the initial idea to its final realization.
The passion for materials is the most exciting aspect for De Castelli, it is not just the increasingly sophisticated processes that capture the company’s interest, but the constant research that explores the very essence of iron and its derivatives, in which every molecule can bring unexpected results, producing a myriad of variations, which make each single product unique.