In the world of Italian design, there is a brand that does not just create lamps and lighting fixtures, but embodies true magic in them. This is Catellani & Smith, a story of passion for creativity and the eternal pursuit of the ideal form of light and aesthetic perfection.
In 1989, Enzo Catellani, who worked as a manager in a chandelier store, was inspired by the idea of creating unusual and original lighting fixtures and opened his own workshop in the small town of Villa d'Almè in the province of Bergamo. To generate more trust and interest in the then unknown company, he went for a small trick. Catellani presented himself as a master who implemented the ideas of a certain talented architect Logan Smith, whom by coincidence no one had ever seen. For people, he was a genius hermit who brought his ideas of lighting design to life with the help of young Enzo. Of course, there was no Logan Smith, in fact, that was the name of Catellani's horse. But nevertheless, the trick worked, the company began to gain popularity and today is one of the leaders in the field of designer lighting.
Materials at Catellani & Smith are not just a foundation, but full-fledged participants in the light show. Fiery red copper, covered with noble patina, seems to absorb light, becoming its warm conductor. Polished aluminum, light and plastic, seems to dance in the rays, stretching into incredible shapes. Glass and crystal - they play with light, breaking it into sparks, turning it into myriads of reflections, creating volume and depth.
Behind every creation of Catellani & Smith are talented light artists, virtuosos of light and metal. And the collections of Catellani & Smith are whole stories frozen in metal and glass. Luci d'Oro is a tribute to the heavenly bodies, whose rotating rings give a cosmic dance of light. Bijoux is a scattering of golden drops frozen on thin metal stems, like jewels created by nature itself. Fil de Fer is a fiery ball enclosed in a metal net, pulsing with warmth and energy, like the sun captured in the grip of art.
Catellani & Smith products are an object of art that can become the heart of the interior and set its mood. It is moonlight tangled in the branches of trees, sunbeams playing on the water, a starry sky that has descended to earth. In every lamp, there lives a story, a legend that makes you think about time, nature, and the very essence of light.