I Guidi accompanies you with a guided tour at the Studio Museum Achille Castiglioni, sanctuary of Design and a must for lovers of the area.
For those who are always passionate about design is almost a must to take part in the guided tour in Milan to drive me a real sanctuary, the Studio Museum Achille Castiglioni, located in Castle Square, almost opposite the main access to the Castello Sforzesco and not far from the Triennale Palace, home of the Design Museum.
A special evening, With the creations that have made the history of design, a short walk from Castello Sforzesco. Hard not to have one of his inventions at home. Impossible, seeing them, she exclaims: "But it is not certain that I know him!".
Son of the sculptor Giannino, author of famous monuments at the Monumental Cemetery, Achille Castiglioni was born in Milan in 1918. After graduating in architecture awarded in 1944, start a search on the forms, techniques and new materials, which is the attainment of a full design process. In his design activity is supported by the brothers Livio and Pier Giacomo.
Like Franco Albini and Vico Magistretti, his activity as a designer ranges from architecture to urban planning, from installations to design. Castiglioni received numerous awards in the field of industrial design, as evidenced by the awarding of the Compasso d'Oro award nine times and the presence of his fourteen works at the MoMA in New York.
There are many objects he signed and produced by large companies, especially in the lighting and furnishing sectors, such as Alessi, Danese, Driade, Flos - for which he creates the famous lamps Arco and Parentesi, Cassina, Kartell and many others .
Studio Achille Castiglioni It was the creative home of the great Achilles, Italian architect and designer, who died in 2002, the most famous and quoted worldwide.
His works are scattered in all the greatest museums in the world, as well as in the homes of many of us. Accompanied by his daughter Giovanna, we will make a journey to discover the architect's daily life.
"The experience does not give certainty nor security, but rather increases the possibility of error. I would say that it is better to start from scratch each time with humility because that experience does not turn into slyness "
We will go into his study on tiptoe, Not to disturb, as if the great Achilles was still there to draw, in the midst of his projects and the objects of his creation.
A succession of rooms and worlds: the room which houses the prototypes and models, that used for drawing and designing. And again, the curiosity of the room in which they are displayed all those "anonymous objects" that he collected Achilles during his life and which he used as inspiration for new jobs and the meeting room, accompanied by objects of design of the most important designers of the twentieth century .
A unique and exciting experience, made such also by the great sensitivity and irony of Achille's daughter, Giovanna Castiglioni, who will tell us many anecdotes of the human and professional life of her father, a brilliant man who was able to blend passion and profession.