Achille Castiglioni was born on February 16, 1918 in Milan into a family of talented Italian designers and architects. After graduating in architecture from the Politecnico, Milan, in 1944, Achille joined his brothers Livio Castiglioni and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni working in the Castiglioni Design Studio. Achille collaborated with his brother Pier for most of his life. Achille and Pier designed several architectural projects together until 1960, but the Castiglioni brothers were best known for their famous shop displays, their industrial design work and their unique design approach. They focused on an object’s inherent functionalism and used basic technology, taking ordinary domestic objects and... more.