Corso Moncalieri 19 Torino 10131 , Italy Call Seller 39.349.856.2406


Achille Castiglioni Chandelier mod. Viscontea for Flos, 60s

$ 9,000
  • Description
    Achille Castiglioni (Milan, 1918 - 2002) was one of the most prominent architects, designers and academics on the Italian and international scene. The last of the three Castiglioni brothers, after graduating in architecture in 1944 from the Milan Polytechnic, he began working in the studio already founded by his brothers. They debuted by creating fittings for the exhibition halls of companies such as RAI and Eni, involving figures such as Bruno Munari, and experimenting with innovative solutions. At the same time they also developed architectural design activities, with the creation of important buildings.
    Functionality and minimalism are combined with the use of anonymous objects revisited in an ironic key. Achille joined the ranks of the founding members of the Association for Industrial Design (ADI) and the organizers of the Compasso d'Oro award.
    In almost 60 years of activity, Achille Castiglioni has created more than a hundred objects, some of which are included in the permanent collection of important museums.
    Here we have a chandelier with metal structure and cocoon covering model Viscontea designed by Achille Castiglioni for Flos in 60s. Its height can be adjusted as preferred.
    Published in: G. Gramigna, Repertorio del Design Italiano 1950-2000, p. 84, Allemandi, 2011.
    The light can be rewired for US standards upon request.
    2 items available.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Documented elsewhere (exact item)
    Notes: G. Gramigna, Repertorio del Design Italiano 1950-2000, p. 84, Allemandi, 2011.
    Origin: Italy
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Metal and cocoon.
    Condition: Good. Good condition, fully original.
    Creation Date: circa 1960
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Collectible Design, Mid Century
    Book References: G. Gramigna, Repertorio del Design Italiano 1950-2000, p. 84, Allemandi, 2011.
    Dealer Reference #: I_227
    Incollect Reference #: 661575
  • Dimensions
    W. 27.56 in; H. 25.59 in; D. 27.56 in;
    W. 70 cm; H. 65 cm; D. 70 cm;
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