Milan, 1918 - 2002
Architect and designer

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, he was a founding member of ADI in the 1950s. The long list of awards he has received includes eight Compasso d'Oro awards. His activity as a designer is an unmistakable mix of simplicity, irony and fun and he created some of the symbolic objects of an era, exhibited in many museums around the world.