Salone del Mobile 2023
During the fair, De Castelli presented Glyphé, the 2023 research project that experiments with new complex and overlapping processes that draw inspiration from traditional forging techniques, replacing iron with brass. The process involves several stages of beating, oxidation, polishing, brushing and honing create material deformations on thick plates and unique markings on metal. An innovative topographical design emerges featuring unusual patterns, landscape effects and impressive geological maps. Thus, surfaces and furnishing accessories are embellished with unique markings, traces, and other distinctive imprints, which are enhanced and sculpted using various treatments. Visitors are welcomed by a large reception desk and a majestic chandelier, which showcases all the expressive potential of Glyphé. They are led into the exhibition hall where the company's collections are on display, including the Xilo table designed by Delineo Design studio, which also uses the Glyphé technique. The stand also features the latest collections, expressing the Biomorphic research of 2022 that explores the theme of organic shapes. These include the Ripple cabinet by Marco Pisati, the Sinestesia console, the Monolite partition by Tipstudio, and the freestanding Airframe bookcase designed by Pio and Tito Toso. The stand is completed by the Folio table by Draw Studio and other collections that are already in the catalogue such as the Sculpt side cabinet by Francesco Forcellini and the Between Nature tables by Stormo Studio, which are also part of the Biomorphic research that revitalises and modernises the traditional techniques of metal beating and hammering.
Place Milano, Salone del Mobile
Photo Alberto Parise