Cattelan Italia brings family furniture-making heritage and stylish innovations to Hong Kong’s Home Square
Family business brings latest penthouse-quality Europa and Keramik lines to Hong Kong
The Cattelan story began in Italy, in 1979, when Giorgio and Silvia Cattelan started their marble-based furniture company, making products such as dining and coffee tables for export.
The furniture trade is part of the Cattelan family’s heritage. Giorgio was the youngest of seven brothers, five of whom went into the furniture business. In 1995, his sons Lorenzo and Paolo also joined the company, which now designs products in wood, glass, leather and metal that have also been exported to 104 markets around the world, including Hong Kong.
The family’s first Cattelan Italia store opened in HomeSquare and it provides a wide selection of the latest dining tables, chairs, sofas, beds, sideboards and lighting.
Cattelan’s versatility and expertise in developing and combining different materials into its designs have allowed the business to stay ahead of the luxury furniture sector’s evolution.
“Keramik [ceramics] has been a hot, ongoing trend,” Cattelan says. In 2015, the company developed a new technique that allows for ceramic surfaces that look like marble to come with “harder, heatproof, waterproof, scratchproof features”, the company adds. As a result, the “demand for marble tops has been coming back to life”, Cattelan explains.
With a light, industrial-style design, steel table legs and ceramic infused tops, the Gordon [Keramik range] looks stunningly clean and modern in Cattelan’s showroom this season.
“The new technique for [adding] curvy corners for rectangular ceramic tops is also recently available,” the company says.
The range’s highlights must be the Gordon Keramik and Deep Wood dinner tables that would suit any penthouse. Cattelan’s other key products this year include Europa pieces with sleek, sliding-doored sideboards that are available in Canaletto walnut, burned oak, glossy oyster, graphite or ceramic Marmi Calacatta, Alabastro
The Indy collection stands out too, and it is well worth asking about at Catellan Italia’s HomeSquare showroom. The range’s fixed or swivelling-based polyurethane armchairs come in a wide range of materials, from transparent, graphite, white or black embossed lacquered steel to wooden variations, that gives the home stylish and contemporary touches.