Bel Oeil : agence de décorateur d’intétieur à Nice

Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni

The Castiglioni experiment with the process of new forms and techniques of industrial production and unpublished materials by creating furniture for Zanotta such as the Mezzadro stool designed from a tractor saddle or the iconic luminaries edited by Flos.

They bring a resolutely contemporary lighting to the technical question of light by imagining for the sign three absolutely iconic luminaries: The ghostly and aristocratic Viscontea made up of a membrane patented by the American army, stretched on a wire frame of metal, then Toïo, a floor lamp reduced to its simplest functional expression from a car headlight and finally the radiant Arco, with its Carrara marble base, a kind of iconoclastic homage to the incomparable grandeur of Italy’s artistic heritage .

Until the death of Pier Giacomo in 68, the charismatic design of Castiglioni, crowned by 8 Compas d’Or and a consecration by the MoMA of New York will continue to infuse in Italian design and inspire generations of creators .

In the economy of means sometimes very “ready-made” and the recourse to recycled industrial elements with a sense of incongruity and a gently poetic irony, the iconic creations of Castiglioni are a little the Arte Povera of design.