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Mas­simo Castagna, ar­chi­tect and artis­tic di­rec­tor, Henge ‘Home Col­lec­tion’

An ar­chi­tect by train­ing ( he fa­mously de­signed Ever­est’s ‘Pi­ramide’ lab­o­ra­tory, built at an al­ti­tude of 5,050 me­tres in Nepal in 1991), these days Castagna’s CV is con­sid­er­ably broader, en­com­pass­ing ev­ery­thing from fur­ni­ture and prod­uct de­sign to artis­tic di­rec­tion and in­te­rior de­sign. His col­lab­o­ra­tion with Henge be­gan in 2011 with the launch of the first ‘Home Col­lec­tion’. The scope of Castagna’s pro­fes­sional achieve­ments en­sures a fully com­mit­ted ‘360-de­gree’ ap­proach to de­sign and func­tion­al­ity. ‘ What do we want to have around us in our own homes?’ was the ques­tion that formed the ba­sis of the lat­est ‘Home Col­lec­tion’ de­signs. ‘ What we de­cide to live with is much more than a piece of fur­ni­ture, it’s a com­pan­ion,’ he has noted, ‘as, once it is in­side our homes, it keeps us com­pany on our jour­ney through life.’ It is a com­mit­ment to cre­at­ing ‘com­pan­ion’ pieces that go be­yond sim­ple form and func­tion that bring Castagna’s vi­sion for Henge to life.

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