LucidiPevere – Talea, De Castelli
Could you tell me about the Talea project for De Castelli?
De Castelli wanted to put together a group of designers and conduct an operation similar to the one he had done the previous year with “Design al femminile”.
We were given freedom of choice on the subject and we decided to create a modular shelf system that could be produced each time in line with the customer’s needs.
Using a system of modular shelves we did not want to rely on the already known types of support, so the first reflections were on how to design a new structural system capable of enhancing the characteristics of the material we were going to use. This resulted in slim, calendared metal bands that come down from the ceiling, whose overall form is reminiscent of plant structures.
LucidiPevere – Talea, De Castelli. Photo: Alberto Parise
This project has a modular core, but each time De Castelli customises them in line with customer specifications. Is that so?
Yes exactly, this project works a bit like the kitchen world. The designer defines and thinks about form and the various modules and decides how to combine them together. The company then adapts them according to each customer’s needs.
The possibility of customising the product is perhaps also a company choice …
Yes, in the case of De Castelli it is their explicit desire to be able to customise the product.