The Castello "55" is an iconic shape, yet as is fitting to its bold heel and energetic arc of shank and stem, it's an icon that doesn't rest on its laurels. You can find this number in a wide range of scale, relative breadth, degree of taper towards the rim, and so forth. Readily recognizable as that profile is, its variations are numerous indeed. And yet this is the first one I can recall ever seeing with panels. Go figure.
- Eric N. Squires