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Wanted: 100 Years of Castiglioni Designs

With its marquee events during NYCxDESIGN, WantedDesign is a platform dedicated to promoting design and fostering the international creative community. Through the years, Achille Castiglioni has provided the world, and FLOS with timeless design. Explore some of the icons below that will be on exhibition at WantedDesign Manhattan May 19-22, 2018

 

Splügen Braü, 1961

What is more industrious than a beehive? Achille and Pier Giacamo Castiglioni were known for their ability to take everyday objects and re-imagine them with a a unique, industrialized spin. Here, they drew their inspiration from a beehive—bustling with energy and remarkably efficient.

ARCO, 1962

The Castiglioni brothers drew their inspiration for the Arco lamp from something they saw every day: a streetlight. Using commercially available parts, they set out to design a piece that was technically innovative and visually appealing—a lamp that was functional but wouldn’t need to be stepped around. They finished it with a marble base, knowing that the same weight would take up less space, allowing the Arco to live in—not take over—the room it illuminated.

TOIO, 1962

The contemporary floor lamp was designed by brothers Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, who were inspired by a car’s headlight.

GATTO, 1962

Soft, sweet, and at home atop any table, this “little cat” from Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni was inspired by the work created by artist George Nelson for the Howard Miller Company in the late 1940s.

TACCIA, 1962

Their industrial backgrounds are evident in this design, a shining example of the way Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni applied a minimalist approach to refurbishing everyday objects.

SNOOPY, 1967

With the Snoopy, Achille and Pier Giacamo Castiglioni pay tribute to the sweet natured character by Charles M. Schulz.

LAMPADINA, 1972

Artist Achille Castiglioni had a knack for offering a new perspective on the most humble of objects. Here, the result feels especially “meta” as he plays with the concept of light through a recreation of a light bulb.

STYLOS, 1984

Designer Achille Castiglioni drew his inspiration from the ordinary—the everyday materials that are a part of daily life. His philosophy of "less is more" is evident in his designs, hallmarked by the minimalistic use of materials to craft larger than life pieces.

FUCSIA, 1996

Designer Achille Castiglioni drew his inspiration from the ordinary—the everyday materials that are a part of daily life. His philosophy of "less is more" is evident in his designs, hallmarked by the minimalistic use of materials to craft larger than life pieces.

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