Achille Castiglioni


Achille Castiglioni (Milan/ Italy, 1918 – 2002) Architect and designer, graduated from Politecnico in 1944. A life dedicated to design, research and innovation. Many products are testimony of Achille Castiglioni’s lifelong career designed for important furniture and lighting companies. He also curated exhibitions, fairs, shops and exhibitions. His architectural projects have been awarded with several awards, among which 9 Compasso d’Oro conceived from ADI (Association for Industrial Design) that Castiglioni helped founding in 1956. His unique career path starts in 1940 with his brothers Livio (1911-1979) and Pier Giacomo (1913-1968). Their interests were directed towards Urban Planning, Architecture and Design; they performed analysis and research on new forms, techniques and materials, aimed at developing a process of “integral design”. His products and projects are aimes to communicate the basic principles of design with a minimal language and components and to educate towards an intelligent and ironic use of things. Architect and Designer. Graduated from Politecnico in 1944.