For Light + Building 2016, in Frankfurt, Enzo Catellani has created for Catellani & Smith his first collection of outdoor lamps, in response to the trend that, over the years, has seen the living space move outwards with terraces and gardens, extending the home.
Enzo Catellani's goal was to create a collection of “indoor lamps, transported outside”: lighting fixtures designed for the outdoors but capable of rendering the same warmth, the same emotionality of indoor light.
The protagonist of this collection is the glass.
Enzo Catellani has used for a new industrial glass collection, before it has completely cooled, it is modeled manually. As is the case for the processing of all the lamps Catellani and Smith, therefore, not only aesthetic, but also craftsmanship combined with the latest technologies for outdoor lighting.
Creating greater effect of the collection is Medousê, with a body made up of two glass cups stacked and that while it is turned off is green, to fit perfectly into the landscape, lit becomes an ethereal white.
Thanks to the collaboration with Architettura Sonora, then, Medusa is also available with an internal audio diffusion system: a high-fidelity object with a characteristic manual processing, which has always given uniqueness to each Catellani & Smith lamp.
Drops of light, also in manually molded industrial glass, complete the collection. Supported by oxidized copper rods, they seem to magically arise from the external environment that surrounds them.
The Drops of Light with a breath of wind move, oscillate and can become then the fruits of a tree, a unique piece made by Enzo Catellani in 2005, whose copper trunk from the various color shades, brings us to a magical nature of the past.
Photo credit: Leonardo Tagliabue