CATELLANI & SMITH
The Lighting Centre Guildford is proud to be an authorised retailer of the iconic Italian brand Catellani & Smith.
ABOUT CATELLANI AND SMITH - The bulb makes light.
We make the lamp that gives a shape to that light.
We craft by our hands.
So that each lamp is the lamp.
We have all the light it takes to win against darkness.
We create our light
We do not want to follow any pattern or rule, but only the purity of ideas and inspiration. We are driven by passion, acting before designing, making experiments with light, with unquenchable curiosity. Our workshop is a space where each element is studied to free creativity, breaking down any barriers to it; this is how vortex of light sources come to life and, put in a new and bold structure, create plays and effects previously inconceivable. This whole process is strictly made by craftsman’s hands, skilfully guided by inventors minds:
vision and action mingle, handling light as another material to mould..
Our limit is your creativity
Opportunities light up our first meetings. We take on board the expectations of those who come to us and begin to develop your vision. Our case histories are many and various. Together with our artisan nature this expertise enables us to support your imagination and go exactly where you want to go. And sometimes beyond.
We think up the best solutions
Being part of a project is what stimulates us to give our best, always. Our group meets to analyse the inputs received and it is in this initial phase that each one of us expresses our ideas, sensations, difficulties and first hypotheses immediately. Because ideas express themselves through technological skills too. With us creativity is never an end in itself but always responds to one or more expectations which lead to the best lighting technology and scenographic solutions.
We bring it to fruition by following through every phase
The project designers meet to think up potential solutions and analyse their feasibility. Every aspect, including costs, is carefully checked and refined. Once the project is approved we finalise the prototyping phase and move on to production. The lamps are handcrafted in our workshop spaces and undergo a thorough control by our technicians. The project sees the light.