Achille Castiglioni | Further Functions Found

Achille Castiglioni (1918-2002) Architect / Designer

Born in Milan, the epicentre of industrial design, Castiglioni graduated from Architecture in 1944 at the Politecnico di Milano University. The same year, he started a design office in with his brothers, Livio and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni. Their interests lead them to research new forms, techniques and materials, aimed at developing a process of “integral design”. Most of their theories are still taught in Universities and resonate with young designers today.

VIDEO: During the 1989 International Design Conference of Aspen, Achille made a presentation on his affair with lighting design. His enthusiasm and sense of humour is awe-inspiring – he seems to have the energy of a much younger man.

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Featured Promotion 2010

Take advantage of further discounts on designer lighting by FLOS.

Above from left to right the Spun Floor lamp  by Sebastian Wrong (in multiple colors and sizes), the Miss K  table lamp by Philippe Starck (part of a wide family of lights), and the modern Nebula chandelier lamp by Joris Laarman.

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Above left the new TAB reading light by Barber & Ogersby. On the right the new ONCE light by Piero Lissoni using the same materials as the older Viscontea and Zepplin.

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