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Achille Castiglioni
Achille Castiglioni

Born in 1918 Milan, Italy
Died in 2002 Milan, Italy

. studied architecture at the Politecnico di Milano University,
. set up a design office in 1944 with his brothers, Livio Castiglioni and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni,
. founded the ADI (Association for Industrial Design) in 1956,
. dedicated himself to experimenting on industrial products with his brothers Livio and Pier Giacomo- Castiglioni Brothers,
. his collaboration with Pier Giacomo lasted until his brother's death in 1968, and resulted in much of the work for which he is best known,
. taught for many years, first at the Politecnico of Turin University, in 1969 and later leading a class in Industrial Design at the faculty of Architecture at Politecnico di Milano University, to a group of several thousand students,
. was nominated Professor of “Artistic Industrial Design” in 1969,
. earned international recognitions for his projects applied to serial production in the fields of lighting fixtures and furniture as well as for his breathtaking installations realized around the world,
. 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",
. won the prestigious Italian "Compasso d'Oro" awards nine times.

Famous Works:
Spalter vacuum cleaner, 1956 for Rem
Sella stool, 1957,1983 for Zanotta
Mezzadro chair, 1957,1970 for Zanotta
Taraxacum cocoon lamp, 1960,1962, for Heisenkeil-2005 for Flos    
rr126 hi-fi equipment, 1965 for Brionvega
Spirale ashtray, 1971 for Bacci-1984 for Alessi
Lampadina table lamp, 1971 for Flos
Linda bathroom appliances, 1977 for Ideal Standard
Trac small table, 1976,2008 for BBB Bonacina
Gibigiana adjustable table lamp, 1980 for Flos
Dry cutlery, 1982 for Alessi
Paro glass, 1983 for Danese
Albero flowerpot stand, 1983 for Zanotta
Taraxacum 88 hanging or wall lamp, 1988 for Flos
Record watch, 1989 for Alessi
Joy stepped furniture piece, 1990 for Zanotta
Colander fruit stand, 1995 for Alessi
T95 table, 1995 for De Padova
Mate, Supermate and Minimate trays,1995 for De Padova
Fuscia hanging lamp, 1996 for Flos
Bavero tableware, 1997 for Alessi
Diabolo hanging lamp, 1998 for Flos 

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