Achille Castiglioni

Achille Castiglioni studied architecture at the Polytechnic of Milan and graduated in 1944.
He joins his two brothers Livio and Pier Giacomo in their design studio in Milan. As with some of their young architect colleagues Ettore Sottsass or Marco Zanuso, the lack of architectural projects led the Castiglioni brothers to develop design projects for Italian manufacturers wishing to relaunch their activity after the war.
Livio left the family studio in 1952.

During the 1950s and 1960s, brothers Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni created a large number of objects for manufacturers like Flos or Zanotta. The death of Pier Giacomo in 1968 put an end to this fruitful collaboration.

While continuing his career as a designer, Achille Castiglioni also devoted himself to teaching design at the Polytechnic of Turin and then at the Polytechnic of Milan.