Achille Castiglioni

Achille Castiglioni

Achille Castiglioni was born in Milan in 1918 and graduated in architecture in 1944. Until 1940, he and his two brothers were committed to experimenting with industrial products. From 1944 onwards, and therefore immediately after his degree, he began a series of in-depth research on forms and new materials, with a view to creating a form of integral design. In 1969, he received a “Libera Docenza” degree in Artistic Design for Industry, and in 1980 and 1993 he respectively occupied teaching positions in Industrial Design at the faculties of Architecture in Turin and Milan. Since 1950, he has worked in the research field, experimenting with exhibition layouts. Many of his creations are located in the MoMa in New York, the Museum of Design in Prato and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. He has received many awards during his brilliant career, including no less than 9 Golden Compass Awards for his efforts to elevate design to the highest levels of culture. He also received an honorary degree from the Royal College of Art in London (1987) and an honorary degree in Industrial Design from Milan Polytechnic University (2001), the annual "Chartered Society of Designers" award in London and many other international titles. He designed many products made by large companies, was extremely active in the field of architecture and town planning and he was known internationally for his important designs in the fields of lighting and furniture, as well as for the layouts he created all over the world. Castiglioni passed away in Milan, in 2002, at the age of 84 years old. He completed many projects in the industrial design field, such as Diablo, a particular hanging ceiling lamp in painted aluminium with a pulley system concealed from view by a cone attached to the ceiling. Instead, Fucsia is a hanging lamp designed to resolve the problem of creating an even, direct light that can be diffused on various levels. Another of his creations is Record, a watch characterised by a face with the largest possible surface available to enable the wearer to tell the time easily and immediately. These are only some examples of his work, which always stand out for their apparently simple structure and the particular care devoted to the technical and aesthetic details. Several of his important works were created in the field of architecture, such as his renovation project for the family home, where the architect designed as a simple environment with all the living essentials; the result of the history, memories and the dearest objects from the Castiglioni residence. Another important creation was the Splugen Brau beer house, designed in a ground floor property that looks directly out on to Corso Europa, in Milan. The furniture, in true Castiglioni style, was conceived right down to the finest detail with a view to giving every customer the maximum in comfort and everything that an area of this kind can possibly offer. Castiglioni also had a hand in the reconstruction of the Torre della Permanente, in Via Turati in Milan, which had suffered damage as a result of bombing during the Second World War. The exhibition halls, partly salvaged, were organised differently and structured using mobile partitions based on the specific requirements. A glass mosaic and the doors, finished with meticulous precision, completed the work.

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  • € 1.250,00 -14% € 1.075,00

    Taccia was designed by Piergiacomo and Achille Castiglioni in 1962. It has become a company icon and a design classics must-have. Due to its size, it can be used both as a table and as a floor lamp. It comprises an anodized extruded aluminium...

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  • € 750,00 -14% € 645,00

    Reinterpretation of the original 1962 lamp, it has been updated in 2016 in a smaller version, ideal for small environments. The reflexed light concept has been left unchanged; it features a glass diffuser. Entrancing lamp ideal for bedrooms or...

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  • € 1.980,00 -14% € 1.702,80

    Taccia was designed by Piergiacomo and Achille Castiglioni in 1962. It has become a company icon and a design classics must-have. Due to its size, it can be used both as a table and as a floor lamp. It comprises an anodized extruded aluminium...

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  • € 550,00 -14% € 473,00

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  • € 490,00 -14% € 421,40

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  • € 450,00 -14% € 387,00

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  • € 259,99 -14% € 223,60

    Designed by Achille Castiglioni, the Moni ceiling lamp by Flos looks simple and elegant when switched off. When switched on, its diffuser casts rays of light on the surface where it lies, illuminating all areas of the home with a particular beam...

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  • € 2.300,01 -14% € 1.978,00

    One of the lamps in the Flos range created for the desk, Aoy stands out for its distinctive, sober design and for the overlapping transparencies that characterise it. Indeed, this table lamp is composed of a cylindrical structure in clear crystal...

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  • € 2.500,00 -14% € 2.150,00

    A suspension lamp masterpiece by Achile Castiglioni.   A bright flower, the dandelion, which in its steel base contains all the transparent light bulbs ready to fly away. A light fitting which is sure to convey lustre and importance to your...

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  • € 1.389,99 -14% € 1.195,40

    Suspension lamp in ""cocoon"" resin, with a soft and appealing shape, a symbol of Sixties design.   Suitable for lighting a bedroom or a meeting room. "

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  • € 1.650,00 -14% € 1.419,00

    A timeless classic.   Covered in ""cocoon"" resin, the structure of this suspension lamp creates a diffused light, designed by the metal structure.

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  • € 1.780,00 -14% € 1.530,80

    Historical Flos lamp dating back to 1962 in grey or black extruded aluminium.   The upper glass diffuser features a metal disc which permits partially adjusting the light flow. A timeless lamp which can also be used as a floor lamp or placed on...

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  • € 790,00 -14% € 679,40

    Famous table lamp designed in the Sixties and which recalls Snoopy dog of comic-strip fame.   Marble base and turned-metal reflector create a direct light that can be adjusted by means of a touch dimmer on the base.    

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  • € 98,00 -14% € 84,28

    Table lamp providing direct, diffused light. Anodized aluminum base serves to contain excess power cord. Bakelite lamp-holder, painted to match the switch in the orange and black colors. Clear globe lamp is partially sandblasted to diffuse the...

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  • € 2.190,00 -14% € 1.883,40

    Suspension lamp providing direct light. 12 hand blown glass conical diffusers with sandblasted edges. Injection-molded, opaline silicone diffuser protection rings. White powder-coated tubular steel bodies. Ceiling rose assembly consisting of 12...

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  • € 390,00 -14% € 335,40

    Adjustable table lamp providing reflected light. Aluminum reflector with polished mirror surface. Anthracite painted steel base. Metallic anthracite painted aluminum supporting structure and external structure. ON/OFF switch and 0/100% dimmer

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  • € 1.570,01 -14% € 1.350,20

    Suspension lamp providing direct light. 8 hand blown glass conical diffusers with sandblasted edges. Injection-molded, opaline silicone diffuser protection rings. Gloss white powder-coated tubular steel bodies. Ceiling rose assembly consisting of...

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  • € 570,00 -14% € 490,20

    Suspension lamp providing direct light. 3 hand blown glass conical diffusers with sandblasted edges. Injection-molded, opaline silicone diffuser protection rings. Gloss white powder-coated tubular steel bodies. Ceiling rose assembly consisting of...

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  • € 195,00 -14% € 167,70

    Suspension lamp providing direct light. 1 hand blown glass conical diffuser with sandblasted edge. Injection-molded, opaline silicone diffuser protection ring. Gloss white powder-coated tubular steel body. Rose assembly consisting of ceiling...

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  • € 398,00 -14% € 342,28

    Polished and protected with trasparent paint, spun aluminum reflector.

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  • € 270,00 -14% € 232,20

    Nickel metal fitting , fixture head made of injection molded elastomer.

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  • € 370,00 -14% € 318,20

    Diffuser disk in injection moulded opaline PMMA acrylic. Shade in polished and zapon-varnished, nickeled sheet metal, with white coated interior.

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  • € 895,00 -14% € 769,70

    Black liquid coated solid steel angle iron and base, hollow steel stem. The hexagonal stem in nickeled brass.

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  • € 1.950,00 -14% € 1.677,00

    This stylish and modern White Carrara floor lamp comes with a marble base and a telescopic stem finished in satined stainless steel. Shade with swivel and height adjustment in polished and zapon-varnished pressed aluminium. The floor lamp is...

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