Achille Castiglioni,Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, 1957

Libreria Pensile

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Achille Castiglioni,Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, 1957

Libreria Pensile

Originally designed in 1957, perfected over the years, and produced by Bernini in 1966. Seeking to pare down the structure of a bookcase to the absolute minimum, Castiglioni decided to hang the shelves on knots in two cords fixed to a single point on the wall.
50 years after it was launched it is still relevant, elegant, and very Castiglioni.

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Originally designed in 1957, perfected over the years, and produced by Bernini in 1966. Seeking to pare down the structure of a bookcase to the absolute minimum, Castiglioni decided to hang the shelves on knots in two cords fixed to a single point on the wall. 50 years after it was launched it is still relevant, elegant, and very Castiglioni.

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Solid oak, black stained and lacquered or clear lacquered.

”I have always desired to do the opposite. Not because I have an anarchic behaviour, but because I think the fundamental basis of design consists in thinking the opposite”. Renowned Italian designer Achille Castiglioni (1918-2002) had a passion for re-designing, re-inventing and re-conceptualizing. Traditional interior design objects would pass through his Milan-based studio and end up perfected. He always aimed at enhancing and glorifying the value of the design. Throughout his career he worked to raise design to an ever-higher level of synthesis - stripping design down to the very core and eliminating everything superfluous. During his career Achille Castiglioni collaborated with many designers, among them Giancarlo Pozzi. Together they made Trio and Comodo in 1991.

DESIGNED BY

Achille Castiglioni

”I have always desired to do the opposite. Not because I have an anarchic behaviour, but because I think the fundamental basis of design consists in thinking the opposite”. Renowned Italian designer Achille Castiglioni (1918-2002) had a passion for re-designing, re-inventing and re-conceptualizing. Traditional interior design objects would pass through his Milan-based studio and end up perfected. He always aimed at enhancing and glorifying the value of the design. Throughout his career he worked to raise design to an ever-higher level of synthesis - stripping design down to the very core and eliminating everything superfluous. During his career Achille Castiglioni collaborated with many designers, among them Giancarlo Pozzi. Together they made Trio and Comodo in 1991.

The Italian designer and architect Pier Giacomo Castiglioni is the second of the three Castiglioni brothers. Like his brothers, Pier Giacomo Castiglioni studied architecture at Milan Polytechnic. In 1938 Pier Giacomo Castiglioni and his elder brother, Livio, founded a practice in Milan, which the youngest brother, Achille, joined in 1944. All three Castiglioni brothers were interested in both technology and art. Pier Giacomo Castiglioni is regarded as the intellectual equal of his brother Achille. Until his untimely death in 1968, Pier Giacomo collaborated with Achille on numerous objects Rampa and Libreria Pensile among others. The Castiglioni brothers exerted a strong influence on the younger generation of Italian designers. Pier Giacomo Castiglioni taught design at Milan Polytechnic from 1946 until his passing.

DESIGNED BY

Pier Giacomo Castiglioni

The Italian designer and architect Pier Giacomo Castiglioni is the second of the three Castiglioni brothers. Like his brothers, Pier Giacomo Castiglioni studied architecture at Milan Polytechnic. In 1938 Pier Giacomo Castiglioni and his elder brother, Livio, founded a practice in Milan, which the youngest brother, Achille, joined in 1944. All three Castiglioni brothers were interested in both technology and art. Pier Giacomo Castiglioni is regarded as the intellectual equal of his brother Achille. Until his untimely death in 1968, Pier Giacomo collaborated with Achille on numerous objects Rampa and Libreria Pensile among others. The Castiglioni brothers exerted a strong influence on the younger generation of Italian designers. Pier Giacomo Castiglioni taught design at Milan Polytechnic from 1946 until his passing.

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Giovanna Castiglioni inherited her father Achille’s curiosity and playful nature, two characteristics she applies in running his studio museum and in keeping his spirit alive.

 

There are many ways to uphold a design legacy. For Giovanna Castiglioni, daughter of Achille (1918-2002), one of the giants of 20th-century Italian design, it goes beyond archives and history to making her father relevant in the modern world. She does this in diverse ways, running Fondazione Achille Castiglioni with brother Carlo, and being the “voice” of his studio museum, a storyteller keeping Achille’s ideas alive and fresh.

Fondazione Achille Castiglioni

Giovanna Castiglioni inherited her father Achille’s curiosity and playful nature, two characteristics she applies in running his studio museum and in keeping his spirit alive.

 

There are many ways to uphold a design legacy. For Giovanna Castiglioni, daughter of Achille (1918-2002), one of the giants of 20th-century Italian design, it goes beyond archives and history to making her father relevant in the modern world. She does this in diverse ways, running Fondazione Achille Castiglioni with brother Carlo, and being the “voice” of his studio museum, a storyteller keeping Achille’s ideas alive and fresh.

Visiting Achille Castiglioni’s studio is a window into the mind of a design genius