You may have noticed that several pieces I've selected from Design Week Milano are made from metal.
Well, yes, I must confess I do have an affinity with this material ... however, in this design scenario “Metal is the new Black”.
The design industry is lapping it up and I predict it will be here to stay for a while yet.
de Castelli are Italian royalty when it comes to perfecting what others only dream of being possible in pure metals.
Their pieces are not coated or sprayed – they are the real deal solid or sheet.
To choose only one image to represent the collection is practically criminal. But, this large ovoid shape in brass designed by architect Roberto Nicoletti stopped me in my tracks.
It embodies the tireless effort that goes into crafting curved surfaces.
This technique creates soft, organic forms and generates the magical reflection of light along the brass surface, offering an almost metaphysical vision of the object.
Ambrosia is designed for the hospitality industry: what you cannot see in this image is a cut in its ovoid format the rear which introduces a table top, defining its role as a desk.