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Achille Castiglioni

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Achille Castiglioni (1918–2002) was one of the most important and prolific designers of the twentieth century. This comprehensive monograph is the only detailed study of his remarkable career and includes a catalogue of his complete works from 1938–2000 spanning architecture and exhibition, interior and product design. An essay by Sergio Polano describes Castiglioni’s important collaborations with his brothers Livio and Pier Giacomo and discusses his diverse range of projects including the spatial design work that dominated his early career as well as his later, better known product designs.

Castiglioni’s work is celebrated for its combination of technical innovation with an aesthetically-pleasing form, as demonstrated in his elegant Luminator floor lamp for Gilardi & Barzaghi (1955) and the distinctive Frisbi hanging light for Flos (1978). His designs also demonstrated wit – the ‘readymade’ furniture designs created with Pier Giacomo in 1957 incorporated tractor and bicycle seats into new stools. He created hundreds of pieces of furniture, lighting and products for a distinguished client list including Kartell, Knoll, Zanotta, Alessi and Siemens. With more than 800 photographs and drawings, this monograph does full justice to his designs, which won eight prestigious Compasso d’Oro prizes.

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ISBN: 9789064505386 | US $39.95

Pub Date: 4/30/2013
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Text by Ed van Hinte, Michel van Tooren.

NAI010 PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9789064506437 | US $39.95

Pub Date: 4/30/2013
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Edited by Timo de Rijk, Antoine Achten, Hans van de Markt. Text by Damon Taylor, Angelique Spaninks et al.

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ISBN: 9789462080225 | US $50.00

Pub Date: 3/31/2013
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ISBN: 9789056628314 | US $45.00

Pub Date: 2/29/2012
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ISBN: 9789056627553 | US $45.00

Pub Date: 1/31/2011
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Pub Date: 1/31/2011
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Pub Date: 5/31/2010
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