Achille Castiglioni, Vico Magistretti, Marco Zanuso, and Ettore Sottsass.

Achille Castiglioni, Vico Magistretti, Marco Zanuso, and Ettore Sottsass.

Joe Colombo; Chromed Steel and Leather 'Roll' Armchair, 1962.

Joe Colombo; Chromed Steel and Leather 'Roll' Armchair, 1962.

ACHILLE CASTIGLIONI Start from scratch. Stick to common sense. Know your goals and means. Achille CastiglioniAchille Castiglioni (February 26, 1918 - December 2, 2002) was a renowned Italian industrial designer. He was often inspired by everyday things and made use of ordinary materials.[1] He preferred to use a minimal amount of materials to create forms with maximal effect.

ACHILLE CASTIGLIONI Start from scratch. Stick to common sense. Know your goals and means. Achille CastiglioniAchille Castiglioni (February 26, 1918 - December 2, 2002) was a renowned Italian industrial designer. He was often inspired by everyday things and made use of ordinary materials.[1] He preferred to use a minimal amount of materials to create forms with maximal effect.

Achilles Castiglione..Monica's old man..

Achilles Castiglione..Monica's old man..

Designed by Achille Castiglioni in 1960 for Flos, the Gatto Piccolo table lamp comprises a white powder coated internal steel structure sprayed with a unique “cocoon” resin to create the diffuser, which is then protected by a transparent sprayed on finish

Designed by Achille Castiglioni in 1960 for Flos, the Gatto Piccolo table lamp comprises a white powder coated internal steel structure sprayed with a unique “cocoon” resin to create the diffuser, which is then protected by a transparent sprayed on finish

tinoschaedler: Gio Ponti_Office Interior Design

tinoschaedler: Gio Ponti_Office Interior Design

Carlo Mollino

Carlo Mollino

Achille Castiglioni, Taraxacum hanging cocoon lamp, 1960, for Flos (with P.G. Castiglioni)

Achille Castiglioni, Taraxacum hanging cocoon lamp, 1960, for Flos (with P.G. Castiglioni)

Ignazio Gardella - Casa Tognella, Milan 1953. Via.

Ignazio Gardella - Casa Tognella, Milan 1953. Via.

This material, known as cocoon, was initially used by the U.S. army to preserve unused wartime transports; it had already been employed in the early Fifties by George Nelson for lamps in which the structure was visible, while in these three lamps, the shape of the diffusers is generated by the fibre, which when sprayed, only sticks to the protruding points of the structure.

This material, known as cocoon, was initially used by the U.S. army to preserve unused wartime transports; it had already been employed in the early Fifties by George Nelson for lamps in which the structure was visible, while in these three lamps, the shape of the diffusers is generated by the fibre, which when sprayed, only sticks to the protruding points of the structure.

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