Design by: Achille Castiglioni, Gianfranco Cavaglià
Design year: 2001
Achille Castiglioni (1918-2002) was an Italian designer and architect who was known for his innovative and playful approach to design. Castiglioni worked with his brothers, Livio and Pier Giacomo, and together they created some of the most iconic pieces of Italian design. Castiglioni's design philosophy was rooted in functionality and simplicity, and he believed that design should serve the user's needs while also being aesthetically pleasing. He is perhaps best known for his lamps, including the Arco floor lamp and the Snoopy table lamp, both of which are now considered design classics. Throughout his career, Castiglioni received numerous awards and accolades for his work, including the Compasso d'Oro, Italy's most prestigious design award.