The legacy of Achille Castiglioni @ Milan Design Week

April, 8 2013 10:00

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Milan Design Week is approaching. Many designers and design lovers from all around the world will meet in the Italian city for this international event, of which the “Salone del Mobile” represents the main course. But, along with it, there are also a huge number of side events to take note of.

 

 

One of the most important, especially because it is strongly related with the city of Milan, is the guided tour of the Studio-Museum of Achille Castiglioni

 

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As the name suggests, this is the office where Achille Castiglioni worked, together with his  brother Pier Giacomo, from the early 40‘s till he passed away, in 2002. You will be guided by Castiglioni’s daughter, Giovanna, through the four rooms of the studio that contains projects, mock-ups and finished products of who is considered one of the most influent italian industrial designer, along with a variety of objects of anonymous design that Castiglioni collected to get inspiration or for simple pleasure.

 

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By visiting the place, you will become aware of his approach to design, that is producing something in the most simple of the ways and giving it a meaning by translating the context into the object itself.

 

 

Far from being a Museum in the typical sense of static exhibition, Studio Castiglioni is alive with objects that have entered nowadays in our emotional sphere, even if the context has changed, and with the people working in it, who are digitalizing every piece of information present in the studio to preserve them from time and to make them accessible to everybody.

 

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