In 2011, Cattelan Italia bought ARKETIPO, a Florentine company known all over the world for its sophisticated and haute couture products. This is when the company ventured into the upholstery world, with one of Giorgio’s son, Lorenzo, at the helm of Arketipo. His other son, Paolo, takes care of the marketing, and has been a key person in the commercial and design evolution of Cattelan Italia.
Today, the company still creates beautiful marble furnishings, but has become one of the biggest furniture manufacturers in Italy that has diversified its production system. Its product range has extended to include beds, desks, mirrors, lamps and media units.
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For Giorgio Cattelan, the belongings of a home must be above all functionality. This is why they create products that are practical, yet enhances a home’s serenity and beauty. They use state-of-the-art technology combined with Italian craftsmanship to manufacture luxurious and long lasting furniture items. They also collaborate with award winning global designers that led to them being an icon in evolution and quality design. Cattelan Italia manufactures home furnishings that are versatile, flexible and saleable.
Modern yet never trendy best describe the products from Cattelan Italia. Incorporating new technologies and collaborating with talented designers from all over the world resulted in furniture items that are highly valuable and durable. Some of the renowned designers in collaboration with the company include De Longhi, Lucatello, Gruppo grafite, Nanni, Yoshino, Studio Cà Nova, Plazzogna, Shito and Jackson.
One of its iconic products is the DU 30 by Gastone Rinaldi, one of the most renowned designers in Italia. The chair's shaped single shell in steel mesh with a padding of moulded polyurethane foam, and bent legs in welded iron tubing, received the Compasso d'Oro Award. Another one is the folding chair Bella by Giorgio Cattelan that took the Prize Neocon award in Chicago. It is characterised by a play on curves, featuring a steel frame and a seat in leather with standard stitching.
The combination of beautifully unique design and sturdy materials has made Cattelan Italia an icon of evolution. It has more than 350 high qualified dealers all over the world, with its brand carried in more than 2500 showrooms. A glamour collection called Noir was presented in April 2008 at the International Milan fair.
When the furniture enhances the feeling of harmony in a home, you know it can only come from one brand Cattelan Italia.