Achille Castiglioni

1918 - 2002

Achille Castiglioni Arco Lamp

One of the great masters of Italian design. The youngest of the three Castiglioni brothers, Achille, also studied architecture at Milan Polytechnic, taking his diploma in 1944, the year he joined the practice run by his two elder brothers, Livio and Pier Giacomo. The two younger Castiglionis made an ideal team, developing many designs together. In 1957 the exhibition "Colori e forme nella casa d'oggi" was mounted at the Villa Olmo in Como. Pier Giacomo and Achille Castiglioni were particularly successful with the lamps they designed for Arredoluce, Artemide, and especially Flos.

Achille Castiglioni's designs are notable for the playful way in which defamiliarization and a striving for minimal form are united. Function ranks above aesthetics yet Achille Castiglioni always believed that a good designer object had to be both functional and beautiful. Achille Castiglioni's philosophy of design is summed up in the following statement he once made: "So sophisticated and so simple "I like that!". Achille Castiglioni was a professor of industrial design at Turin Polytechnic between 1970 and 1980. From 1982 until 1986 he taught spatial design and industrial design at Milan Polytechnic. Numerous works by Pier Giacomo und Achille Castiglioni are in the collection owned by the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Our Designs

Arco Floor Lamp Our production of the classic design Arco floor lamp is a great choice for your home at a fraction of the price of the originals. This lamp is perfect for many rooms at many occasions. Unique contemporary design coupled with quality craftsmanship make this classic the right choice for the modern home. The marble Arco floor lamp provides a freestanding overhead light perfect for reading or lounging on the sofa. The lamp arc is adjustable, and the marble base features a hole to assist in movement; shade placement is also adjustable. The lamp comes pre-assembled and very easy to put together.

Achille Castiglioni Arco Lamp

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Steel Frame and Marble Base

The frame is the structural beginning of any quality furniture piece. Most of our exposed metal frame designs are constructed of the highest furniture grade stainless steel. We use stainless steel because it offers a lifetime of value to our customers.

A heavy Carrara marble base supports the dramatically arcing stainless steel stem and aluminum shade.

Classic Lamp in Modern Italian Designs
Achille Castiglioni Floor Lamp
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