> 17 January 2019 - 6:00 PM
Triennale di Milano - Viale Alemagna 6, 20121 Milano
GUIDED TOUR BY INVITATION ONLY
The exhibition is dedicated to grandmaster of Milanese design, Achille Castiglioni, born 100 years ago this year. Curated by Patricia Urquiola, who served as his teaching assistant at Milan’s Politecnico University in the late 1980s, it charts the prolific designer’s output starting from the 1950s to his death in 2002.
A great monographic show that analyses Castiglioni's work across the board, ranging from design to architecture, to display installations and exhibitions. Achille Castiglioni was undoubtedly one of the founding fathers of the profession and of the Italian design system. Until 1968, he designed his items in collaboration with his brothers Livio and, especially, Pier Giacomo. Most of them are still in production today and are among their manufacturers’ bestselling products. They take inspiration from the everyday world and transform it into something new, adopting a wry approach to the relationship between form and function.
Drinks and refreshments will follow.