Tribù coffee tables by Michela and Paolo Baldessari
The Tribù is a coffee table collection designed by architects Michela and Paolo Baldessari for the italian brand De Castelli. In spite of their heavy material, the tables have a very air-like appearance reflecting the art of ironwork involved in their production.
Michela and Paolo Baldessari have created the coffee table with three different shades of metal. The circular plans associated with the thin legs give the impression of lightness. The appearance of the pieces is enhanced by the use of noble materials such as iron, copper and brass.
The sophisticated crafting skills of De Castelli inherited from the centuries-long legacy of the Celato family and the use of today’s most cutting-edge technology made this creation possible.
“Thanks to the slender and delicate design of the frame, the coffee tables can be read as sleek micro architecture, from which little ‘compositional tribes’ arise.” says De Castelli. “These are enhanced by the materials – iron, copper and brass – and by the sophisticated finishes taken from the rich De Castelli materials library.”
The studio, founded by Giulio, Paolo and Michela Baldessari, is a professional association working in the field of architecture, industrial & visual design and interior architecture. The studio is structured into different groups internally and has a dense network of external consultants. The firm worked on public and private design for the residential, business and industrial sectors, restoration of historic buildings and interior architectural projects. The Studio received many awards and special mentions.