Faithful to its decision to reinstate the special role of metal in design and experimentation, De Castelli infuses artisan ideas and workmanship into industrial processes, leading to entirely original results. The encounter with design inspires an approach to materials founded upon respect for their potential, be it hidden or obvious, which emerges slowly in a collection of pieces that, despite being part of a series, remain unique.
Unique not only for the hand that has created them, but also for the singular cultural path that focuses on the aesthetic (and not just practical) value of the primordial material with which De Castelli shapes living spaces.
A bespoke approach
Each object, even in the repetition of form, is a creative
act in and of itself, one that incorporates a heritage of
constantly-evolving expertise and research. The equation
that relegates ‘cold’ metals to the margins of furnishing
projects is thus overturned, bringing iron, brass and
copper, in their infinite variations and finishes, to the
centre of an entirely renewed stage, allowing them to
finally shine with their own light.
De Castelli has always been committed to making the entire production cycle increasingly sustainable, aware that metal, the material with which its business identifies itself, is precious and must be treated with care, without waste.
Following the manufacturing process, the waste from the metal sheets that De Castelli uses are completely recycled: they are collected, differentiated by material and then returned to the rolling circuit where they are processed, becoming ready-to-use material for the various steel mills and foundries.
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DISPOSAL OF SUBSTANCES
All the solution used for the oxidation and washing of the sheets is conveyed to a collection system and subsequently stored to be properly disposed by specialized companies, thus not introducing any resulting solution into the drains
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A state-of-the-art industrial plant has been developed for washing and passivating the sheets. The process is capable of reducing water waste to a minimum: the water used for processing is therefore not eliminated but totally recovered to be reused in the other productive phases.
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In terms of procurement, the company works exclusively with certified metals; the plant is powered with energy from suppliers who produce and distribute green energy obtained from renewable sources.
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Durability of products
The concept of sustainability is defined by durability: De Castelli products - whether they are pieces of furniture or surfaces - are long-lasting thanks to their high quality and they maintain their value over time. Therefore have a very long life cycle. At the end of their life they can be easily disassembled, reused or responsibly recycled.
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The wide spaces of the De Castelli headquarters in Crocetta del Montello (TV) allow those who work to enjoy environments where order, cleanliness and safety are always maintained and guaranteed. An attitude of attention and respect for people that has led to the shared ethical code.