It is said that the energy of an artist comes from centuries of strength gained from his forefathers. Albino Celato founded DeCastelli in 2003, rooted on the experience of his blacksmith forefathers. He was confident that the deep knowledge of forging and shaping of iron that he gained from his them would prove its worth. He added to his forging experience the knowledge he gathered about the other two natural elements wood and stone, useful in the creation of artifacts and tools. Armed with such knowledge Albino turned every shape that he designed into an expression of art. He shaped the destiny of the company that introduced design using advanced technology and merging it with the painstaking handcrafting methods used in moulding iron for homes and outdoors. This merger of old and new gave a distinct identity to Decastelli.
In 2010 the international edition of the DeCastelli brand was launched with reputed architects, designers and landscape artists like Michele De Lucchi, Aldo Cibic, Ramon Esteve, Philippe Nigro contributing to it. It showcased the contemporary products of the brand.
Take a look at the latest catalogue of the De Castelli Collection where the vases and sculptures that were created using unusual materials, acquired new meaning, generating an unexpected visual and emotional impact.
The entire De Castelli production is distinguished for the finest quality of its construction, expressed in the meticulous attention to details and the handcrafting of all the finishing and decorating work.
The USP of De Castelli is the passion to use different materials and create an artifact which is steeped in personal history, lost back across ancient eras when materials, processes and ideas connected with them were all one with arms and mind.
The perfect blend between design and technology has made it possible in recent years to make objects that are more and more unique, crafted with great skill in a meticulous process, from the initial idea to its final realization.
The passion for materials is the most exciting aspect for De Castelli, it is not just the increasingly sophisticated processes that capture the company’s interest, but the constant research that explores the very essence of iron and its derivatives, in which every molecule can bring unexpected results, producing a myriad of variations, which make each single product unique.