DE CASTELLI

TRACING IDENTITY, a project that involves seven female designers, who have created a collection of metal furniture characterized by a strong emotional allure. Alessandra Baldereschi, Nathalie Dewez, Constance Guisset, Francesca Lanzavecchia, Donata Paruccini, Elena Salmistraro, Nika Zupanc have given value to metal and its potential, enhancing De Castelli finishes with empathic and narrative projects.

The project presented at Salone del Mobile 2017 has achieved wordwide success: a special edition of interior forniture with a precise functionality and a strong volumetric presence, very different one from the other for style, shapes and approach that fit to the personalities of the seven invited designers, but they all start from the metal, identifying themselves with the material without perceiving the weight.

Painting is the big screen designed by Alessandra Baldereschi that looks like a theater scenery and open a dream-like landscapes; the cabinet Elizabeth by Nathalie Dewez creates vibrant and unique reflections; the Volte bookcase starts from the soft and essential lines designed by Constance Guisset; minimal drawing turn into the coffee tables collection Scribbe by Francesca Lanzavecchia. Donata Paruccini plays with inclined surfaces for the table Vomere, while Elena Salmistraro's Polifemo is a cabinet with a strong decorative character; Nika Zupanc presents Longing Cabinet, that evokes fantastic worlds with its many keys and compartments.

The project clearly show the handcrafting skills of De Castelli, becoming also the opportunity for trying new finishes and types of manufacturing. The seven designers worked enthusiastically at De Castelli production site, together with skilled workers and innovative technologies.

Since 2009 Umbrella collaborates with De Castelli about media relations and public relations. www.decastelli.com

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