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We create our light

We do not want to follow any pattern or rule, but only the purity of ideas and inspiration. We are driven by passion, acting before designing, making experiments with light, with unquenchable curiosity. Our workshop is a space where each element is studied to free creativity, breaking down any barriers to it; this is how vortex of light sources come to life and, put in a new and bold structure, create plays and effects previously inconceivable. This whole process is strictly made by craftsman’s hands, skillfully guided by inventors minds:
vision and action mingle, handling light as another material to mould.
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miracolo catellani smith

“When I create a lamp, I always start off with a prototype; my laboratory is a workshop where I continually accumulate materials, components and objects of all different kinds; and this is where everything was born… I assemble, weld, bend, shape… I need to feel the materials, to see how they play with light.”


“In this initial stage there is no real design, the idea must take shape immediately, becoming an object.
Only at this point do I move on to the traditional design phase: feasibility, technical characteristics and much more; it’s an idea of light, and the desire to tell about it, which guides me through the construction. I believe that this process can be felt in products by Catellani & Smith.”

Enzo Catellani



“A large part of my production is made up by pieces that require a great amount of craftsmanship, bringing to mind the Out Collection, the Stchu-Moon and the Luce d’Oro, in which no two pieces are perfectly alike. It’s the hand of the craftsman that builds them, his manual work that creates the imperfection, making a truly unique object.”

Enzo Catellani