Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni
Achille Giacomo Castiglioni (1918 - 2002)
In 1986 the Rohsska Konstslöjdmuseet in Göteborg staged an exhibit of his pieces created for Zanotta and Flos. Besides his designing and criticism (for Stile Industria in the 1950s), since 1969 he has taught, too. Since 1981 he has been professor of Decorating and Industrial Design at the School of Architecture of the Milan Polytechnic. Achille Castiglioni has been working for Zanotta since 1964.
Pier Giacomo Castiglioni(1913-1968)
The Italian designer and architect Pier Giacomo Castiglioni is the second of the three Castiglioni brothers. Like his brothers, Pier Giacomo Castiglioni studied architecture at Milan Polytechnic, taking his degree in 1937. In 1938 Pier Giacomo Castiglioni and his elder brother, Livio, founded a practice in Milan, which the youngest brother, Achille, joined in 1944. All three Castiglioni brothers were interested in both technology and art. Livio left the joint practice in 1952 to go his own way. Pier Giacomo Castiglioni is regarded as the intellectual equal of his brother Achille. Until his untimely death in 1968, Pier Giacomo collaborated with Achille on numerous designer objects.