The dialogue between art and architecture has always been the focus of debate and comparison. One influences the other inextricably, so much so that often some projects are similar to works of art, while some paintings show geometric patterns worthy of the most meticulous project in plan. This continuous mixture of design, spaces, functions, history, identity, inspiration, colors has inspired the new collection CatumaCalled artchitecture.
Already announced by the capsule collection inspired by the Irish architect genius Eileen Gray, the new collection of the brand presents some peculiarities that bring to mind the ubiquitous themes in the architect's works, but adapting designs, shapes and materials to a spectacular collection of eyeglasses and sunglasses.
Eileen Gray in fact loved the steel, adopted for the tubulars present in her projects, which gave life to modern and luxurious interiors, in which each particular and furnishing item followed a precise descriptive logic of the surrounding environment, having been realized by the Gray itself.
Minimalism, strong materials, geometric shapes but harmonious: each of these elements has been borrowed from the designers Catuma to be reinvented, translated and made the protagonist of a collection of sunglasses and eyeglasses where the brand returns to put the accent on its origins, Puglia, and specifically, Andria.
ArTchitecture in fact presents a series of models with surprising aesthetic impact, given by a steel front, which expands on the ciliare in voluptuous geometric designs, which resume the plan of Piazza Catuma, main square of Andria. Inserts in warm precious woods, briarwood, ebony, teak, walnut and oak give all the models an enveloping and warm look, and bring to mind one of the main elements of Eileen Gray's famous E-1027 villa: the impressive nautical map that stands in one of the rooms that Le Corbusier "smeared" with one of his murals.
The map, symbol of love for the sea, for boating, for wood, and showing 'The Invitation au Voyage' title of a poem of the 'Flowers of evil' by Baudelaire, has in fact given the name to each of the specimens of the ArTchitecture eyewear collection, called as cardinal points.
With this collection, Catuma returns to the love for craftsmanship, for the territory, but without neglecting the continuous innovation and the unprecedented use of materials, declined in glasses to aim and gaze, like intense works of art.