Pier Giacomo Castiglioni

Pier Giacomo Castiglioni

Italia

Pier Giacomo Castiglioni was born in 1913. He graduated from Politecnico di Milano University with a degree in architecture in 1937. In 1937, he established the “Architecture, Urban Buildings and Research into Industrial Design” practice with his brother Livio. His other brother Achille, joined the practice in 1944. Livio left the practice in 1952 to pursue his own interests. Castiglioni received numerous prizes and awards, including six “Compasso d’Oro” in his lifetime. Together with Achille, the two designers collaborated on many successful lighting designs. For Flos, he and Achille created the Taraxacum and Splügen Bräu hanging lamps and the Arco floor lamp. Castiglioni died in Milan in 1968.

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