Was completed on October 27 “A casa Castiglioni” at the Zisa Castle PalermoThe traveling exhibition dedicated to one of the most famous Italian architects, Achille Castiglioni and that November will see in Milan, the Fondazione Achille Castiglioni, in Piazza Castello 27.
Excellence of Made in Italy, Castiglioni spent leading the golden age of industrial design. He has made over 150 pieces of excellence, including some of the most brilliant objects of modernity, getting nine Compasso d'oro, coveted prize in the industry, and for producing known national and international companies, including Alessi, Brionvega, De Padova, Flos , Relco Gruop (which today support the Foundation Achille Castiglioni) and others such as Cassina, Cimbali, Danese, Driade, Kartell, Knoll, Lancia, Moroso, Phonola, Siemens, Zanotta.
The exposure aims to tell, through a simple set-up, dynamic, interactive, some of projects that have made the history of Italian design. On display objects designed for everyday life, taken in their real context of use. The space, designed as a real living accommodation, is experienced more than covered, because each object has a definite place, designed for that specific function.
Part of the exhibition are the household objects designed for Alessi such as the simple "Sleek" mayonnaise spoon, the lighting fixtures designed for Flos such as the timeless "Arco" lamp, the useful "Mate" and "Mini Mate" tables for De Padua on the notes of the music diffused by the historic radiophonograph RR226. There will be an object that entered everyone's homes: the VLM switch of which Castiglioni was particularly proud.
The exhibition also includes some self-produced projects, Limited edition, the Foundation Achille Castiglioni as the table "screwdriver", a "work apron" and objects produced in collaboration with Alessi.