Achille Castiglioni

Born in Milan in 1918, he graduated in architecture in 1944. Since 1940 it had devoted to experimenting on industrial products with his brothers Livio ((1911-1979) and Pier Giacomo (1913-1968) interests are oriented urbanism, architecture and design. They carried out the analysis and the research of new forms, techniques and materials, aimed at developing a "comprehensive design" process. In 1969, Professor of "Artistic Industrial design" was appointed, chaired the Faculty of architecture of Turin until 1980 and taught in Milan until 1993 as a Professor of "Industrial design" at the Politecnico di Milano. In 1956 he was one of the founders of the ADI (Industrial Design Association). Permanent collection of the MoMA in New York hosts 14 of his works. Other works can be found in the following museums: Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Gewerbe-Museum in Zurich, Staatliches Museum für Angewandte Kunst in Munich, the Design Museum of Prato, Umeleckoprumyslove Museum in Prague, the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, the Denver Art Museum, Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Angewandte Kunst Museo in Hamburg and Cologne.

Achille Castiglioni 

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