"C&C Milano offers custom made and innovative textile designs, and the exclusivity of unique hand-made items."
Grand architects and fine weavers flow through the bloodlines of C&C Milano founders Piero and Emanuele Castellini. Piero Castellini Baldissera, architect and interior designer, is the grandson of Piero Portaluppi, the renown architect whose impressive architectural legacy was built during the 1930’s.
Castellini Baldissera continues today to enjoy a rich and varied career. His many prestigious projects offer a fascinating insight into the ways in which modern interior living has evolved. He is well known for his singular talent in redefining interior spaces sited within historic dwellings. His heightened sense of colour, unique choice of materials and bespoke furniture designs define his architectural style.
Emanuele Castellini was born into a family of textile manufacturers. In 1850, his great grandfather Clateo established the family’s first mill in Milan. Specializing in the use of jute, hemp and linen, they made textiles for functional items such as tarpaulins and cheese cloths. Their fabrics carried the nation’s correspondence in sturdy sacks made for the Italian Post. They went on to specialize in bed linens and produced
elegant striped canvases for the deckchairs adorning Italy’s coastlines.
Their striped canvases were to be found at all the most exclusive bathing establishments from Versilia on the west coast, the Adriatic Riviera on the east and the Venice Lido.
In the 1980’s the Castellini mill merged with the Braghenti mill of Varese. Braghenti manufactured textiles for clothing and under Emanuele Castellini’s stewardship increased the range of natural fibre textiles it produced. In the 1990’s both the family mills were acquired by Ratti of Como with Emanuele remaining at their helm until 1997 when he entered into partnership with his cousin Piero to found C&C Milano.
C&C Milano textiles are woven in Mediterranean colours and atmospheres and perfectly express the refined taste and quality Italy is known for. Precious natural fibres are the basis for a wealth of patterns in warm and vibrant colours. The effortless way the entire range works together to offer myriad combinations is the hallmark of C&C Milano. Cashmere, linen, silk and velvet are the materials of choice for elegant bed linens, quilts, duvets, bedcovers, pajamas, dressing gowns, blankets, throws, cushions, curtains, tablecloths and napkins.