ACHILLE CASTIGLIONI

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« His secret was to place a familiar object in an unexpected place » 

Achille Castiglioni is an Italian designer/architect who graduated from The Polytechnic School in Milan. After his studies, he joined the studio belonging to his two brothers, Livio and Pier Giacomo in Milan. Together, they developed projects to aid with the recovery of Italian manufacturers after the war. 

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ACHILLE CASTIGLIONI (1918-2002)

« His secret was to place a familiar object in an unexpected place » 

Achille Castiglioni is an Italian designer/architect who graduated from The Polytechnic School in Milan. After his studies, he joined the studio belonging to his two brothers, Livio and Pier Giacomo in Milan. Together, they developed projects to aid with the recovery of Italian manufacturers after the war. 

In 1952, he left the family studio. The 50’s and the 60’s were successful years for the two brothers; many projects were created for Flos and Zanotta. This successful partnership ended in 1968 following the death of Pier Giacomo.

 

Achille then devoted himself to the teaching of design whilst continuing his work as a designer. Castiglioni was rewarded with several Golden Compasses.

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