Achille Castiglioni

Designer Achille Pier Giancomo Castiglioni

Castiglioni described his process with these words: "Start from scratch. Stick to common sense. Know your goals and means".

Born in Milan in 1918, he graduated in architecture in 1944. Since 1940 he had dedicated himself to experimenting on industrial products 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 and worked from the viewpoint that design must restructure an object's function, form and production process, and applied this maxim to every work that they produced. 

Castiglioni described this process with these words: "Start from scratch. Stick to common sense. Know your goals and means". With his brothers Achille was integral to Italy's postwar design renaissance. Many of Castiglioni's products for Flos and others are considered design classics and MoMA’s permanent collection in New York hosts 14 of his works.

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Leonardo Table

Designer Achille Castiglioni
Manufacturer Zanotta

The Leonardo Table is a classic Achille Castiglioni design named after the great Renaissance painter

£1,665.00

Leonardo Table
Achille Castiglioni for Zanotta
Starting at £1,998

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Lampadina Table Light

Designer Achille Castiglioni
Manufacturer Flos

The Lampadina table light by iconic designer Achille Castiglioni  for Flos is an ingenious design classic, now updated with LED bulb.

£69.17

Lampadina Table Light
Achille Castiglioni for Flos
Starting at £83

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Taraxacum 88 Ceiling/Wall Light

Designer Achille Castiglioni
Manufacturer Flos

Achille Castiglioni revisited his Teraxacum series for Flos in the late 80s, the resulting Teraxacum 88 ceiling and wall light makes dramatic use of simple geometric forms.

£460.00

Taraxacum 88 Ceiling/Wall Light
Achille Castiglioni for Flos
Starting at £552

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Taraxacum 88 S1/S2 Suspension Light

Designer Achille Castiglioni
Manufacturer Flos

Achille Castiglioni revisited his Teraxacum series for Flos in the late 80s, the resulting Teraxacum 88 pendant light makes dramatic use of simple geometric forms.

£1,130.00

Taraxacum 88 S1/S2 Suspension Light
Achille Castiglioni for Flos
Starting at £1,356

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