Achille’s way

Dear Achille Castiglioni, we did not have the chance to meet you in person, but in your works we have found many times your happy, cheerful personality, quite unique in the world of design. You taught us the love of simplicity, the worth of common sense, the importance of observing the world around us, and the pleasure of putting together shapes, materials, and colors in a playful, experimental manner. Every one of your projects tells a different story, and we are thankful for the opportunity to take some of these stories even further, with the same wonderful passion that you have conveyed to us.

Yours, Giusi and Maurizio Tacchini

In the words of Achille Castiglioni, one of the most brilliant protagonists, the success of the Italian Line comes out from a collective spirit of participation, sharing and criticism. “A piece of design is the result of the joint effort of many people with different and specific technical skills, industrial, commercial and aesthetic. The designer’s work is the expressive synthesis of this collective effort. The main feature of a project is based on the relationship among several operators: from the manager to the last worker.”

The hero of Italian design, Achille Castiglioni, along with his brothers Pier Giacomo and Livio, was able to find irony and beauty into the simplicity of everyday life. From the simplest electrical switches to the most iconic project of modern design, Castiglioni brothers transformed their uncontrollable curiosity in a series of timeless pieces.

Today, half a century after their creation, the projects realized by these great masters of the past continue to keep alive the soul of the Italian line through a series of revivals made by Tacchini.

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Achille + Pier Giacomo Castiglioni