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catellani&smith lampade artigianali



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.

miracolo catellani smith

“When I create a lamp, I always start off with a prototype. My laboratory is a workshop, a place where I continually accumulate materials, parts and objects of different kinds; this is where it all began… I assemble, weld, bend, shape… I need to feel the materials, to see how they interact with light.”

“During this initial stage there is no real design; the idea has to take shape immediately and become an object. Only then do I move on to the traditional design stages: feasibility, technical characteristics and everything else; it’s the idea of light and the desire to develop it that guides me while I create. I believe that this process can be perceived in Catellani & Smith products.”

Enzo Catellani

“A large part of my production is made up of pieces that require significant craftsmanship: it’s the hand of the craftsman that constructs them, his manual work that creates the imperfection that makes them truly unique objects.”

Enzo Catellani