About Us

Established in 1989, Catellani & Smith reflects the artistic personality of its founder, Enzo Catellani, carrying out, for more than thirty years, work that is in continuous evolution, halfway between art and craft. Enzo Catellani’s lighting creations are objects with a soul, which reveal the importance and unique qualities of a product made ‘by hand’. 

The distinctive and personal approach to design, together with advanced research in the field of technology, make Catellani & Smith a leading company in the lighting sector. 

Catellani & Smith lights illuminate Casa Battló in Barcelona, and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and are part of the Triennale Milano collection. 

The company was established in an old restored mill, just a few kilometres from Bergamo, in Lombardy/Italy. Over the years, two manufacturing departments were opened along the Serio River and in an industrial area; in 2018 the operational headquarters were moved closer to the production facilities, in a new building in which design, lighting and nature merge to create a pleasant work environment, in line with the company’s core values.

How would you describe your style?

"Catellani & Smith lighting fittings are renowned as one of the best examples of “Made in Italy”; they are decorative lamps and sculpture-like lighting objects that can illuminate the spaces and evoke captivating atmospheres through unique lighting effects.  One of the distinctive features of our production is the focus on lighting comfort: for more than 30 years, we have been designing and producing lamps that offer indirect lighting to create cosy and relaxing atmospheres."

Please describe a recently completed project or tell us about the bespoke service that you offer

"Catellani & Smith is unceasingly involved in producing custom pieces for private and public spaces including museums, art galleries, theatres, prestigious hotels, exhibitions and events.

Our brand seamlessly merges traditional craftsmanship with a focus on technological innovation; thanks to our peculiar manufacturing system, we can manufacture custom lighting fittings and offer our expertise to meet the requirements and expectations of our customers.

Every aspect of a custom project is analysed by our Project Department; once the project is approved, tailoring it to the required specification, we finalize the prototyping phase and move on to production, handcrafting it in our workshops. Finally, the tailor-made lamp undergoes thorough control by our technicians."