In the low Friulian plain, rises Ca\Stil (to be read “Castil”), a young furnishing company, born only a few years ago. Ca\Stil is the daughter of Gimetal srl, a historical reality belonging to the Udine Chair District. As if to say that “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree”, Ca\Stil boasts a specialized know-how and a wise productive quality.
The company invited me to Aiello del Friuli, its colorful headquarters, to let me know about its production aspects and its realization experience. Among other things, I got the thrill – in every way – of welding and bending. With my protective glasses, I actually made some realization passages of a product with my hands, immature and insecure in gestures.
Disclaimer: no piece of iron has been excessively abused during my experiments! Also because the indications of Giuliano, chief in charge of the productive laboratory, have been very clear and effective. And then I lived to tell the tale., so everything went well!
The first aspect that strikes immediately of Ca\Stil is the attention given to the chromatic choice. No color has been left to chance, but it is the result of a wise research carried out with experts in the field, with whom Oscar, the owner of Ca\Stil, is always ready to collaborate. A choice that has rewarded the company, also in financial terms, because concretely it has made the color one of its differentiating and characterizing aspects.
The meticulousness and refinement that are generally reserved for interiors must be applied and cared for also in the outdoor: here is the mission of Ca\Stil. An outdoor aesthetic that extends even into the interior spaces and enhances them according to the color. This is how the Full Color collection was born in 2018: a fruitful collaboration with the architects and designers from Atelier Nanni that allowed Ca\Stil to produce multiple custom-made, easily customizable and colorful objects.
The Friulian welcome could not have been better: during my stay in the company I had the opportunity to walk around undisturbed both in the various production departments and in the showroom. I certainly won’t be the Alessandro Borghese of design companies, but my long eye often rests on dirty machinery, rough environments, poorly maintained corners. Ca\Stil is indeed a young reality, but very meticulous and attentive. Everything shone, people smiled at me and their eyes proudly looked for mine, as if to say “how beautiful is it to be here with us?!?”.
Io ne sono convinta: non si può realizzare design di qualità se all’interno di un’azienda non ci sono belle persone, che lavorano bene insieme e che si sorridono tra loro.
Did you know Ca/Stil? I’m pretty sure you already heard about the Udine Chair District. Italy is full of beautiful business stories to tell and I am happy to have been able to talk about the history of Ca\Stil. If you have any questions or some curiosity, I’m waiting for you in the comments.