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Design stars: ACHILLE CASTIGLIONI, between experimentation and pragmatism

Now with Achille Castiglioni's most interesting creations you can make your DomuS3D projects breathtaking


"Rub out, rub out and and rub out again, until you can say: less than this isn’t possible." - Achille Castiglioni

Italian architect and designer, born in 1918, Achille Castiglioni is the creative mind behind numerous iconic Italian design objects. After graduating in architecture in 1944, in the post-war period he began working with his brothers in the studio next to his father's lab in Porta Nuova, Milan.
In the early '50s he dedicated himself to urban planning, architecture, exhibitions and product design. There are so many design objects for which it is recognized and remembered, works of art that are still important symbols of a very important historical period for Italy. His flourishing activity has been characterized by a tasteful conceptual minimalism and continuous stylistic research, as well as by a constant and always interesting experimentation of shapes and materials.
With its maturity and devotion to the study, Achille Castiglioni has been a milestone and a benchmark for all the contemporary and future designers. He has received many awards, including nine Golden Compass Awards.
Along with his brother Pier Giacomo he designed objects aimed to serial production, collaborating with companies like Kartell, FLOS, Siemens, Knoll, Lancia, Ideal Standard, Arflex, Alessi.

Among the most famous products he designed for various product categories there are:
• Sanluca seat (Gavina, 1960);
• Lamps Arco, Taccia and Toio (1962), Parentesi (1970), Brera (1992) e Fucsia (1996) for FLOS;
• bathroom fixture Aquatonda (1971) end Linda (1976) for Ideal Standard;
• Mezzadro stool (1971), Servi coffee tables (1985-86) and Joy bookshelf (1989) for Zanotta;
• Itititi bed (Interflex, 1986), Dry silverware (Alessi, 1984) and 40/80 chair (Moroso, 1999).

A selection of these stunning objects is now available in DomuS3D® database to make your projects as beautiful and precious as ever.
Look for them in the section DOWNLOAD under the tag “Maticad generic objects” in order to download them in your pc.
Then you only have to type Achille Castiglioni in the research field in the FURNISHING section.

1 – Arco lamp

3 - Brionvega stereo cabinet

5 - Sgabello stool

7 – Primate chair

9 - Shaft

2 – Snoopy lamp

4 – Spirali ashtray

6 – Taccia lamp

8 – Taraxacum ceiling light

10 – Toio Lamp