Achille Castiglioni (1918-2002) was one of the most important and celebrated masters of Italian design of the twentieth century. With a playful and curious temperament, he has also brought these characteristics into his creations, always full of brilliant intuitions resulting from a strong ability to observe the behavior of people and their relationship with objects. Son of the sculptor Giannino Castiglioni, he worked for the entire first part of his career alongside his brother Pier Giacomo (1913-1968), with whom he co-signed all his creations until the latter's death in 1968. Among his associations more fortunate were those with Flos, a company with which he collaborated since the foundation and with which he revolutionized the concept of domestic lighting, with Zanotta, who supported him in his most daring experiments, with De Padova, with whom he carried out many projects in recent years. of his life, and with Alessi. He has won the Compasso d'Oro eight times.