10 Iconic Designs by Achille Castiglioni

Thu Jan 17, 2019

Achille Castiglioni was one of the most important Italian product and furniture designers of the 20th century, but even if you don't know his name, you've probably seen his work. The long, curved Arco floor lamp that he and his brother Pier Giacomo designed for the lighting brand Flos in 1962 is one of the most ubiquitous (and most copied) floor lamps in history, and it — like so many of the nearly 150 innovative objects he designed in his lifetime — is still in production to this day.

One of our favorites, of course, is the Spirale ashtray he created in 1970, which is manufactured by Alessi and is now for sale in Tetra's online shop; to mark the occasion, we've put together a cheat sheet of some of his other greatest hits. Get to know the work of Castiglioni (and, in some cases, his brother) below.

1. Spirale Ashtray for Alessi, 1970
2. Lampadina lamp for Flos, 1972
3. Arco lamp for Flos, designed with Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, 1962
4. Alunaggio stool for Zanotta, 

designed with Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, 1965
5. Snoopy lamp for Flos,

designed with Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, 1967
6. Mezzadro stool for Zanotta, designed with Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, 1957
7. Taccia lamp for Flos, 

designed with Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, 1962
8. Noce lamp for Flos, 1972
9. Gibigiana lamp for Flos, 1980
10. Cumano table for Zanotta, 1978