XX C Italian Design: Castiglioni

XX C Italian Design: Castiglioni is a tour focused on the history of Italian design, dedicated to the great architect and designer Achille Castiglioni – an ironic, clever, workaholic, and crazy collector. Castiglioni thought everyday life objects could become the beginning and the inspiration for great new projects: his extraordinary imagination delivered pure functionality. He is the father of several no-name projects of everyday objects – the lamp switch is a Castiglioni creation: perfect in shape, functionality, ergonomy at almost zero expense. In this tour you’ll have the privilege of meeting Castiglioni’s daughter, Giovanna, who has the same spirit, energy and positive vibe as Castiglioni. She will lead you through Castiglioni’s inventions, drawings and projects that became icons of the Italian and XX C design worldwide.


  • The Achille Castiglioni Foundation, explore the photos, models, books and films that in Castiglioni’s house museum
  • Thematic Architectural Itinerary, visit the buildings Castiglioni designed around Milan
  • Heritage, get an insider tour by Castiglioni’s daughter, Giovanna
  • Shop, pick up a couple of design essentials at the small shop in the complex
 For information, reservations or special requests on routes dedicated to the city of Milan by Viaggi di Architettura.

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