Metal metamorphosis

In the production site of Crocetta del Montello, in the province of Treviso, De Castelli blends traditional metal craftsmanship with advanced industrial production techniques to meet the demands of contemporary designers

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Carrying forward the legacy of three generations of skilled blacksmiths, Albino Celato founded De Castelli in 2003. From the outset, the brand has been recognized for its ability to integrate design into metalworking. Today, with a production approach that combines craftsmanship with advanced technology and design, De Castelli continues to explore new frontiers.

Steel and Cor-Ten are complemented by even more noble materials such as copper, brass, and bronze, and the company’s constant pursuit to surpass the boundaries of traditional metal manufacturing has opened up new horizons where innovation leads to the creation of original solutions. Today, De Castelli tirelessly explores the universe of metal, transforming the material into unique objects, innovative surfaces, and distinctive curatorial projects.

Oxidation, inlays, engraving, and erosion are some of the techniques applied to this metamorphic material, destined to embrace the patina of time which human hands can slow or accelerate depending on the desired surface effect. Indeed, De Castelli works with high-quality raw materials capable of initiating oxidation to the desired degree to achieve a palette rich in shifting tones and deep nuances.

Another fertile area of research is the texture of the materials. With the DeErosion technique, the metal becomes a ‘skin’ emphasized by the elegance of patterns and finely marked by continuous variations in thickness and shape. De Castelli surfaces introduce a completely novel decorative dimension that enhances the deepest nature of the material in its aesthetic value.

Finally, De Castelli is exploring the plastic deformation of metal, revisiting traditional mechanical processes such as rolling, welding, dishing, and hand hammering, and reinterpreting them in a contemporary key to transform the metal sheet and develop the material into an organic and pliable form, leading to unparalleled formal solutions.