Achille Castiglioni

Paola Antonelli, Steven Guarnaccia


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This book stems from the particular exhibition selection made by Paola Antonelli on the occasion of the Achille Castiglioni exhibition she organized at MoMa in New York in 1997.

Antonelli, the museum’s design curator, decided at the time to exhibit Castiglioni’s objects accompanied by her own brief and effective texts and illustrations by Steven Guarnaccia, rightly imagining that this mix could more easily tell the public about the function and meaning of the project. Those plates have now become the pages of this book.

During his half-century career, Castiglioni has designed over 150 objects, including lamps, stools, bookshelves, electrical switches, cameras, telephones, vacuum cleaners and car seats. Many of his designs, like the Arco and Brera lamps, the Firenze wall clock, the RR 126 stereo system, and the Primate seat, achieve the highest standards of visual art as well as design, and several of his works are featured in the design collections of major museums.

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Edition 8th, 2016
Binding Softcover
Pages 168
Size 200 x 130 mm.