Castello, the ceramic lattice by DSIGNIO that plays with light and shades

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Castello, the ceramic lattice by DSIGNIO that plays with light and shades

It draws inspiration from the loopholes of medieval castles for its unique structure the first ceramic lattice designed by the Dsignio studio for Harmony, a company that represents the creative vision of the Peronda Group, founded in 1827 and an international leader in the ceramic wall and floor covering industry.

Castello features an off-center opening, both in the front and in depth that allows for eight different installation positions, enabling the creation of large surfaces without obvious repetitions. This results in a captivating interplay of planes that come to life with various shades of light and shadow. Light passing through the openings casts multiple random rectangles of light on the opposite side of the screen, conveying ever-changing movement throughout the day.

Castello Disignio 3
The production of CASTELLO is entirely artisanal and offers three different finishes - white, dark gray, or terracotta - to adapt to different contexts and environments.
Castello is available in three color variations and measures 20.5 x 20.5 cm with a thickness of 6.9 mm.

Castello Dsignio 1

HARMONY is avant-garde and signature design: with its creations, it furnishes indoor and outdoor living spaces to envelop people in beauty, giving designers and architects free rein to channel their creativity into captivating, innovative, surprising and exclusive collections.

Castello Dsignio 2

The industrial design studio, based in Madrid, was founded in 2002 by Alberto Bejerano and Patxi Cotarelo, both graduates in industrial engineering with a master's degree in interior design. Before starting DSIGNIO, the two partners gained experience working in internationally renowned design studios such as Lievore Altherr Molina and Benedito Design, and collaborating with automotive designer Francisco Podadera at companies such as Punt Mobles and Lotus-Festina. Over the years, DSIGNIO has received numerous awards and recognitions, including three nominations for the best design of the year in Spain at the Delta Awards, nominations as the best young designer of the year by Elle Decor magazine, as well as awards such as Decotech, Smoking Chair Design, and the TTA Award for the best wall covering design of the year, awarded in England. Their experience in the industrial design sector has led them to collaborate with various companies distributing their products in over 100 countries. Their projects are regularly showcased at major international fairs such as those in Milan, Paris, Cologne, Singapore, Stockholm, Moscow, and London. Additionally, DSIGNIO is frequently mentioned and published in specialized magazines, mainstream media, and numerous design-related blogs. In addition to their design activities, DSIGNIO designers give lectures and courses at universities in Spain, Japan, and Mexico.

CASTELLO, designed by the Dsignio studio, showcases its unique structure and artisanal production process as it stands among the selected works for the major exhibition of Spanish design "From Spain With Design: Identity and Territory" at Matadero – Central de diseño from February 1st to March 17th, during the Madrid Design Festival 2024.
Organized by READ in collaboration with the Foro de Marcas Renombradas and funded by the Ministry of Culture and Sports, this event represents a unique opportunity to explore trends and innovations, presenting a comprehensive overview of the rich creative and productive landscape of Spanish design.

The exhibition, organized in collaboration with DIMAD Central de Diseño and sponsored by UDIT | Universidad de Diseño y Tecnología, provides a comprehensive overview of Spanish design with over a hundred works created by professionals from various communities, with a particular focus on Madrid's design scene: the collection includes new proposals from design professionals and companies in Madrid, offering a fresh perspective on the industry and innovations in the field in the region.
During the nearly two months of the exhibition, structured around five main themes: "Identity and Territory," "Intersections," "Internationalization," "Sustainability," and "Collaborations," visitors will have the opportunity to admire the artworks and participate in a rich program of parallel activities, such as conferences and workshops, aimed at both the general public and professionals and companies.
The aim is to highlight the diverse initiatives of Spanish design professionals, showcasing high-quality and recognizable projects, their strong presence in the national and international markets, and emphasizing the collaboration between designers and companies to create innovative and meaningful solutions that address society's needs, demonstrating the transformative value of design.