During Milan Design Week 2019, more specifically Salone del Mobile, Knoll celebrated an important anniversary: the Bauhaus centenary. With that, they brought in a couple of novelties for their brand, specifically some new collections alongside some of its most iconic products. In this initiative, Knoll emphasised a clear set of values […]
De Castelli Works With Young Designers for ISaloni – Is a high-quality Italian manufacturer. Inspired products that are taken from the imagination of talented designers.
De Castelli welcomes the results of a collaboration with young designers for this edition of Salone del Mobile. LucidiPevere, Martinelli Venezia Studio, Minelli Fossati, Zanellato/Bortotto have embraced materials and technologies born from the ongoing research and study carried on by the company. They have enhanced surfaces and finishes designing everyday objects for both domestic sceneries and hôtellerie. Essential forms and graphic lines that identify different design languages for functional pieces: a table, a wall bookcase and many other elements enter De Castelli’s world, enhancing the proposals for indoor spaces and following the path developed by the company.
design Zanellato/Bortotto, 2018
A collection of pieces inspired to metal as changing and alive material. Time and nature leave unique signs that can be reproduced by metals to tell stories that are reflected on the furniture.
Overlapping oxidations applied on brass, copper and iron – born from De Castelli’s exclusive research and ongoing study – create watercolors stratified effects that remind us of the waves that string on the shore.
design Martinelli Venezia Studio, 2018
An essential writing desk, a small stool and a cupboard. A collection composed of three pieces that reminds us of tiny medieval and renaissance studios.
Embellished by precious metals like iron, brass and copper enhanced by De Castelli’s finishes, the writing desk and the secretaire can be fixed to the wall, suitable for every areas to contain, collect, order, hide.
design Minelli Fossati, 2018
A round table reminding of a brazier, a meaningful piece, symbol of sharing and memories, able to connect generations. Roma means home, family, life. The act of sitting together.
The wide top, connected to the lower lens, becomes a unique piece of metal where three thin legs are installed, lightening the structure of this sculpture-table, yet maintaining its iconic impact.
The stand also shows already existing pieces, like Elizabeth, the elegant plissé console designed by Nathalie Dewez for 2017 Tracing Identity project; Celato, the mysterious chest of drawers, one of De Castelli’s best sellers; Sunrise&Sunset coffee tables by Artefatto, whose wide tops play with chromatic contrasts; the precious samurai-cabinet Yoroi by Alessandro Masturzo; Syro tables collection designed by Emilio Nanni, with their highly geometric tops.
The ensemble is enriched by the Aare lamp by Alexander Purcell Rodrigues, whose prehistoric beauty is inspired to the homonymous natural gorge in Switzerland, and by the Loom sofa, a project by Filippo Pisan, the first contact with lined elements: a brass bracket that embrace pillows as a ribbon, creating a small support on the left side.
The products are placed in a space where cladding solutions are shown (Copycat, Square 50, Vertical Green, 3D Wall), as a result of the ongoing work and research on surfaces already launched in 2016. Everything is enhanced by the stunning Teraton floor in raw soil by Matteo Brioni, made with natural clay and minerals, that reminds of the Roman opus signum.
Photo: Square 50
Photo: Vertical Green
Photo: 3D Wall
Essential lines focus on metals, interpreted as a tactile alive material that keeps on changing forms. Textures that tell a story, colorful applications, born from oxidation, that tell about time and nature.
Ph.credits: © MassimoGardone
Source: De Castelli