The Work of Achille Castiglioni

Italian industrial designer Achille Castiglioni made a name for himself with his refreshing take on design, focusing on using a minimal amount of materials using everyday objects to create pieces designed to achieve a maximum effect. As one of the founding members of the Association for Industrial Design (ADI), Castiglioni would go on to leave a lasting mark in modern design furniture, winning various accolades including more than six Compassi d'Oro (Golden Compass) awards.  His work is currently featured as part of the Museum of Modern Art's permanent collection.

Born in Milan in 1918, Achille Castiglioni began his studies at the Politecnico di Milano University, focusing on architecture and eventually becoming a teacher there.  In 1944, he joined forces with his brothers Pier Giacomo Castiglioni and Livio Castiglioni and set up a design office.  Years later in 1956, he would go on to found ADI, which has since grown to include more than 900 manufacturers, designers, researchers, and schools focused on design.

As Castiglioni's work and popularity grew, he would make consecutive appearances exhibiting his unique designs at the Milan Triennial, an art and design exhibition originally held in Monza before moving to Castiglioni's home of Milan which is still held to this day.

The SNOOPY table lamp, the Matelasse vase, and the award-winning Castiglioni Fruit Bowl are just a few of the pieces that Castiglioni has created, all of which are still sold to this day.

CA Modern Home offers an extensive selection of modern home furniture by respected brands and designers like Achille Castiglioni.  Call us at 1-800-605-1859 for any sales inquiries or more information.

Jesse Brody
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