In twenty-eight years, the value of the artisan, born from the encounter between a fairy tale blacksmith and Logan Smith, was completed with the latest technology. This has meant that Catellani & Smith has managed to consolidate its success on the lighting market, also internationally.
Enzo Catellani began his adventure in 1989, creating and producing lamps. During this period his work is characterized by the use of flex. The "Turciu" collection and "Tree of Light" contained in the first catalog "items timeless", primarily highlight the possibility of interaction with the object-subject lamp.
1995. With the collection "Luci d'Oro", the main theme is a reflection on the color of light: the golden light of the sun and the fire; warm lights where the concept of refraction starts to take shape.
"When I create a new lamp always I start from the prototype;
my lab is a workshop space where continuously accumulating materials, components, objects, most diverse;
that's where everything comes ... assemble, balance, bend, shape ...
I need to feel the materials, see how they play with the light.
In this first stage there is no real design, the idea must immediately take shape, become the object.
Only then step to the stage of classical design: feasibility, technical specifications and more;
It is an idea of light and the desire to tell it to guide me in the building.
I think this path will feel the product Catellani & Smith.
Much of my production is composed of parts that require an important craftsmanship;
It is the hand of the artisan who builds them, his manual intervention that creates imperfection to make the unique object. "