Collection: Achille Castiglioni

Born 1918 Milan, Italy. Died 2002 Milan, Italy. Prior to 1944 Architectural degree from Milan Polytechnic. 1944 Together with his brothers Livio and Pier Giacomo opened an architectural studio; worked with Livio until 1952, and with Pier Giacomo until 1968; focused mainly on urban planning, construction projects, and industrial design. 1952 Worked with Pier Giacomo Castiglioni as an interior and exhibition designer. 1956 Cofounder of Associazione per il Disegno Industriale (ADI); designed the exhibition “Colori e forme nella casa d’oggi” in Villa Olmo, Como. 1962 Designed the Gavina branch office in Milan. 1963 Designed the exhibition “Vie d’acqua da Milano al mare” in the Palazzo Reale, Milan. 1969 Received a doctoral degree.  Show more information

1969–77 Taught architecture at the Turin Polytechnic. 1977–80 Professor of interior design at Turin Polytechnic. 1981 Professor of interior design at Milan Polytechnic. 1984 Traveling exhibition “Achille Castiglioni” in Vienna, Berlin, and Milan. 1986 Honorary member of the association of industrial designers at the Royal Academy of Art, London; recipient of seven Compasso d’oro awards. 1990 Works for Flos, Zanotta and others. 1995 “Alla Castiglioni” retrospective at the Centre d’Art Santa Monica, Barcelona, followed by Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Text: Vitra Design Museum

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