Catellani creates the lamps inside his atelier, while Smith paws the ground of his stable. It has been this way since 1989 when Enzo Catellani chose a non-existent partner, naming him after his English thoroughbred. Thirty years later, Catellani felt he would always enjoy an encounter with a real Smith. Developing an understanding with a personality so strong that it has characterised the entire production of Catellani & Smith was a difficult feat, however. Thus, the doors to the mind and the company have opened up to new Smiths. People that design new products in tune with the founder’s clear vision. Young and no longer young, as long as they are enlightened and enlightening.
“Love that moves the sun and other stars”
The sculptural lighting object Alchemie T lights up by pressing the brass button in the base. The interaction between light and shade reaches its peak the moment when the two discs overlap and almost mimic an eclipse. The movement of the discs, by changing both form and light intensity of the lamp to create a new ambience in the room, provides a unique user experience. Alchemie T is able to create a connection between object and user, who is made to feel at ease and finds a connection with the space around him.