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Castiglioni was born in 1918 and studied architecture at the Polytechnic in Milan. Just after World War II he joined the studio run by his two older brothers Livio and Pier Giacomo, also architects. When Livio left the practice in 1952, Achille and Pier Giacomo collaborated until the latter's premature death in 1968.

During the course of his long career, which continues today, Castiglioni has designed dozens of objects, as well as temporary architecture for numerous art exhibitions, trade fairs, and showrooms. This exhibition presents a selection of these objects, as well as three reconstructed rooms from 1957, 1965, and 1984 that further demonstrate his design philosophy, based on observation and free association.

Castiglioni views the world as a wonderful catalogue of objects that can provide a designer with ideas and guidance, and his own work is often inspired by everyday things. The designer's personal collection of found objects, gathered over a lifetime of curiosity, consists of objects with lives of their own. Independent of any designer's name, these objects become the means through which he pursues and recognizes good design--a lens through which his work can best be understood.

With his functional and purist yet playful objects, Castiglioni has shown that form and function, while certainly the main ingredients for successful design, cannot be a designer's only concerns. He has thus contributed invaluably to updating modernist design to contemporary modern.

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