Corso Monforte in Milan has always been a benchmark location for design aficionados. The latest addition to the street is the new premises of De Castelli, near Luceplan and Flos, just before the showrooms of Ceramica Globo (inaugurated in 2012), Kvadrat, FontanaArte (another recent opening: November 2013) and Artemide, as well as Alias, La Murrina, Smeg…

A young business founded in 2003 by Albino Celato, De Castelli is able to combine craftsmanship tradition with new technologies, creating iron designer objects with the help of names such as Aldo Cibic, Ron Gilad, LucidiPevere, Gumdesign, Ludovica and Roberto Palomba, Marco Zito, Philippe Nigro and Michele De Lucchi. De Lucchi’s is the hand that has crafted “Metallo è metallo”, an store fit-out in which iron, aluminium, steel, brass and copper have a key role to play in a new range of special, original finishes developed by the Veneto-based company. The new store is divided into three areas that blend smoothly with one another: a material gallery, a photographic exhibition of settings created by De Castelli and a number of pieces carefully chosen from the company catalogue. The De Lucchi study has come up with a continually evolving exhibition concept, so that the projects and the materials on display can – and will – be renewed all the time.

A strategic meeting place in the creative heart of the city, with a huge material gallery of original finishes and metals, designed to inspire fabulous ideas.

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Sabrina Sciama

Sabrina Sciama

After graduating in architecture, she worked in publishing for over twenty years. Contents manager for corporate blogs, architecture- and design portals, collaborating with professional magazines and handling the drafting of monographs. She has worked with: Domus, Abitare, Case da Abitare, Auto&Design, Case&Stili. Actively involved in the design-italia.it portal between 2001 and 2007, working mainly on the daily news section and the daily newsletter, as well as playing a proactive role in the management of additional website content. Editor of Box magazine from 2004 to 2009, also coordinating the drafting of two volumes focusing on young designers entitled “Box circa 40 – progettisti italiani e stranieri attorno ai 40 anni”. Coordinated the drafting of corporate catalogues and monographs for the series entitled “I Protagonisti del Design” for Hachette Fascicoli (Giulio Iacchetti and James Irvine, 2012).