Achille Castiglioni

Achille Castiglioni (1918-2002) was an Italian industrial designer known for his playful and functionalist approach to design. Born in Milan, he studied architecture at Milan Polytechnic and began working as an industrial designer in the 1940s.

During his career, Castiglioni designed many iconic design objects, including the Arco lamp for Flos, the Sella chair for Zanotta and the TS502 radio for Brionvega. He was known for his minimalist and functionalist approach, as well as his ability to use innovative materials and technologies to create objects that were both beautiful and useful.

Castiglioni has received numerous awards and honors for his work, including the prestigious Compasso d'Oro on several occasions. His designs are exhibited in museums around the world, and he is considered one of the most influential and innovative designers in the history of industrial design.