cattelan italia increases the well-being of the home with cozy comfort

The durable, tactile materials and nature-inspired shapes of the 2022 collection help furniture brand Cattelan Italia create the cozy comfort and functionality required for contemporary interiors.


The Maxim Argile table brings in the shapes and materials of nature. It is hand finished with Argile, a textured clay-based material, offered in three natural shades, Oslo, Cairo or Havana

Even before the “C” word came to dominate our lives, homes began to be considered sanctuaries and our furniture had to work harder and harder in form and function to accompany us. Straight lines are warped and chairs begin to envelop, while nature’s soothing textures and patterns are in high demand.

cattelan italia increases the well-being of the home with cozy comfort
The Costes sideboard and TV cabinet by Tosca Design is a new addition to the catalog. A simple profile, made of curved glass and finely crafted wooden panels, combined with rich metal details

For all-Italian furniture design house Cattelan Italia, however, there’s nothing new about this obsession with comfort. From the early 1980s, founder Giorgio Cattelan was inspired by the materials and undulating silhouettes of nature and the all-important warmth they impart to furniture. ‘The house is the symbol of the most precious things, it must be inviting, both in form and content. In my opinion, beauty is above all a function,” he said at the time, and this conviction is reflected in the bold sculptural movements of early collections, made largely of marble and crystal, and later drawn from experiments in the fine manipulation of wood, steel and leather. cattelan italia increases the well-being of the home with cozy comfort

cattelan italia increases the well-being of the home with cozy comfort
Atrium, by Paolo Cattelan and Lorenzo Remedi, is a new statement table with a unique textured glass base, while the Cosmos mirror, designed by Remedi, has a natural, free-form finish.

Fast-forward to 2022; the company is headed by Giorgio’s son Paolo, and there is new interest in sustainable, tactile materials and organic shapes, accelerated by Covid incarceration and growing environmental discomfort. The comfortable and durable functionalities we demand from our interiors now have a name – well-being design – and the latest collection from Cattelan Italia tries to integrate these through form and material finish. Maxim Argile, designed by Pio and Tito Toso, is a table with a round top whose support consists of three curved ‘petals’, finished by hand in natural clay tones for a warm touch. The striking pedestal of the new dining table, Atrium, by Paolo Cattelan and Lorenzo Remedi, is made of mirror glass, molded with a new technique to mimic quilting, and the thick upholstery of the Camilla chair by Luca Signoretti offers the cozy embrace of a down jacket. They all contribute to a collection that is uncomplicated and flowing in profile, yet rich in textural details that provide sensory comfort.

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simon keane-cowell I architonic

09 Sep 2022