CATELLANI & SMITH
Without the horse race in the summer 1985 on Menorca the company Catellani & Smith and their magical lamps would not exist today. For it was there that Carlo Catellani and the architect Logan Smith became acquainted with each other. Carlo Catellani, born in 1950 in Parma, Italy, actually is blacksmith by trade. In the beginning there was only a little, Italian lighting factory, owned by Catellani. 1989 was the year of the lighting factory Catellani & Smith's founding with their office in Villa di Serio, close to Bergamo, Italy. Their self-proclaimed task was the production of creative designer lamps and until today they have stayed true to their calling.
Every single Catellani & Smith lamp is as individual as can be. Catellani & Smith products are manufactured in detail by hand and there is always only a limited number of design objects. This also makes the lighting objects by Catellani & Smith so highly coveted.
Contrary to many other lighting manufacturers every Catellani & Smith lamp has a very special meaning. The inspiration for the very first Catellani & Smith collection “Oggetti senza tempo” the two light designers got from Alberto della Luce and his tree of light. Thus, the arms of the Sottovento 21 floor lamp – adjustable in every direction – remind us of the branches of a tree waving in the wind.
The company Catellani & Smith was also inspired by other spectacles of nature. The “Stchu Moon” collection is dedicated to the moon and its mystical luminosity. The light of the moon is here reenacted by a candle in front of a large disc. The Luna candle holder is also a beautiful example for the shining light of the moon and available at AmbienteDirect.com.
With the most famous Catellani & Smith collection “Fil de Fer” both designers wanted to represent the celestial bodies. The lamps are made of aluminium wire. On the inside of the wire ball you can find countless little lights that make the “stars” shine. It creates a beautiful, mystical, and enchanted atmosphere. At AmbienteDirect.com you can purchase the Fil de Fer Terra floor light and the Fil de Fer Parete wall lamp, among others.
Catellani & Smith enchants us time and again with the sensual light of their divine design lamps. There is hardly another lighting object that looks as classy as the Catellani & Smith lamps. Choose your favourite Catellani & Smith lamp from our online shop's large selection, that has a very special meaning just for you! Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at AmbienteDirect.com.