The Italian blacksmith and designer Enzo Catellani founded his company Catellani & Smith in Villa di Serio near Bergamo in 1989.

In the same year – even before the foundation of the company – Catellani presented his first collection at the Frankfurt trade fair. The visitors showed a great interest in Catellani's completely hand-made luminaires. They inspire by their craftsmanship but also by their sensual and fascinating handling of light.