Achille Castiglioni was one of the first design celebrity. His face featured many advertisements of the companies such as Flos and others.
Cumano is the three legged folding table, which Castiglioni has designed in 1977 for Zanotta. It shows his characteristic timeless vision.
Sella is the stool with the Brooks saddle and rocking platform. It was designed in 1957 for phone corner in the studio. For that it is called "phone stool" sometimes.
Castiglioni collected everything...
Frisbi is the high-tech looking suspension lamp for Flos. Castiglioni has designed it in 1978.
Lampadina was designed as a gift for the inauguration of the Flos shop in Turin in 1971.
Castiglioni`s work is a lot of about ready-made. Mezzadro stool with the seat from tractor from 1957 is the finest example.
I think, it is not necessary to introduce you
Achille Castiglioni (1918 - 2002) so much.
Recently we have visited former studio
of this famous Italian designer in Milan and
made this photo story.
In the Castiglioni studio and museum you
can discover almost whole history of the
Italian design. It is located close to
the Sforza Castle and Castiglioni worked here
for more than 60 years. Since 2006 it is
Studio Museum Achille Castiglioni with
the help of La Triennale di Milano.