The dialogue between art and architecture has always been the focus of debates and confrontations. 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 plan project. This continuous mix of design, spaces, functions, history, identity, inspirations, 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 omnipresent 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 steel, adopted for the tubulars present in her projects, which gave life to modern and luxurious interiors, in which each detail and piece of furniture, followed a precise descriptive logic of the surrounding environment, having been created by Gray herself.
Minimalism, strong materials, geometric but harmonious shapes: each of these elements has been borrowed from Catuma designers to be reinvented, translated and made the protagonist of a collection of sunglasses and eyeglasses in which the brand returns to put the accent on its origins, Puglia, and specifically, Andria.
In fact, ArTchitecture presents a series of models with a surprising aesthetic impact, given by a steel front, which expands on the lash in voluptuous geometric designs, which reflect the plan of Piazza Catuma, the main square of Andria. Inserts in warm precious woods, briar, ebony, teak, walnut and oak give all models an enveloping and warm appearance, and bring to mind one of the main elements of the famous Eileen Gray villa E-1027: the imposing nautical map which dominates in one of the rooms that Le Corbusier "stained" with one of his murals.
The map, a symbol of love for the sea, for boating, for wood, and bearing 'L'Invitation au Voyage', the title of a poem of Baudelaire's 'Flowers of evil', has in fact given the name to each of the specimens of the ArTchitecture eyewear collection, named after the 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 be looked at and gazed upon, like intense works of art.