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Achille Castiglioni was a renowned architect and designer Italian. His inspiration is based on everyday things and in the use of common materials. Your preferences in the use of a minimal amount of material to create shapes with maximum effect made him stand out from the rest of designers.


He was born in Milan and studied architecture at the Polytechnic University of Milan and established a design office in 1944 with his brothers, Livio Castiglioni and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni. In 1956, Castiglioni founded the Associazione per il Disegno Industriale (Industrial design ADI Association).


Castiglioni taught for many years, in the first place at the Politecnico of Torino and from 1969 He led a class in Industrial design at the Faculty of architecture at the Politecnico di Milano to several thousands of students.

Castiglioni has exhibited his designs at each triennial of Milan from 1947 and has received seven awards Compasso d ’ gold.

Most of the products of Castilglioni are classic design and are still in production under license.


The Museum of modern art has some of his most important designs in its permanent collection.

In the interview to Ottagono in 1970 describe your lamp follows; “We were thinking about a lamp that shone on a table. These designs already existed, but we wanted that she could walk around. To leave enough space around the table, the base had to be at least two meters away.


We wanted to do with parts available in the market and we found that the curved steel angle iron worked perfectly fine. Then it was the problem of the counterweight: a great weight is needed to support all. Our first thought was concrete, but then we opted for the marble because the same weight takes up less space, and also because we could get a better finish at a lower price. Nothing is decorative in the arc lamp: even the chamfered corners of the base have a function, It is not to hurt us; even the base hole is not a whim of fantasy, It serves to make it easier to lift the base.”