To reinstate the special role of metal in design and experimentation, De Castelli infuses artisan ideas and workmanship into industrial processes, leading to entirely original results.
From product to architecture, metal’s diversity and extreme malleability provide infinite possibilities of creation. Knowing this and focusing on the deep exploration of the material, the Italian company De Castelli has been writing the history of metal for four generations.
The encounter with design inspires an approach to materials founded upon respect for their potential, be it hidden or obvious, which emerges slowly in a collection of pieces that, despite being part of a series, remain unique.
Drops is a manifesto to De Castelli’s core principle: Contemporary Design.
Drops by De Castelli
Drops is a family of coffee tables in three different sizes, inspired by the unexpected, irregular shapes of water droplets on a surface. Their soft, familiar lines embody the skilled craftsmanship and artisan know-how of De Castelli, which has revived the traditional technique of manually hammering and shaping copper.
The tables are thus a nod to a tradition that, given a contemporary interpretation, is manifested in products that harmoniously integrate with everyday settings.
The new DeNuance finish from De Castelli further enhances the copper tops, giving each piece an organic, natural look through the combination of fire, oxidation and pigments. DeNuance and Verderame breathe life into a fresh combination of tones inspired by water and the way it moves.
De Castelli metals now have a new look, rich in-depth and an infinite range of hues.
Each object in the De Castelli portfolio, even in the repetition of form, is a creative act in and of itself, one that incorporates a heritage of constantly evolving expertise and research.
De Castelli’s bespoke approach, passion, dedication, and long history with metal make De Castelli a distinctive company, one that has managed to build upon their knowledge and constantly innovates through beautiful aesthetics, adaptability to the contemporary market, and respect for the material.
About De Castelli
Founded by Albino Celato in 2003 in Crocetta del Montello, De Castelli is testament to Celato’s passion for metal and blacksmithing bloodline spanning our generations. Rather than focusing solely on the traditional metal processing skills developed by his forebears, he wanted to make metal a material for the modern era by foregrounding progressive design and technologies. The result is a catalogue of products, furniture and surfaces that combine traditional craftsmanship with advanced engineering and manufacturing techniques.
In addition to supporting bespoke architectural projects, the company produces a broad range of metal surfaces that make its hand-crafted materials available to anybody.
The metal surfaces De Castelli manufactures are suited to use in domestic or commercial environments. Some are developed specifically for either indoor or outdoor use, while others can be applied in either setting.