Born in Milan in 1918, Achille Castiglioni started working as an architect and designer with his brothers Livio and Pier
Giacomo in 1938. One of the great masters of Italian design, Achille Castiglioni was a founding member of ADI in the fifties. The
long list of awards he has received include eight Compassi d'Oro. Achille Castiglioni's activity as a designer is an unmistakable
blend of simplicity, irony and fun and it shows his close interest in the way objects are used, in the potential offered by
technology and in the use of new materials.