The possibility of error: Castiglioni

When Achille Castiglioni was asked to describe the design process he said: ”Experience does not bring certainity or security, but rather increases the possibility of error. I would say it is better to start from scratch each time, with humility, because experience is not likely to turn into sillyness”. Sounds good to me: let’s embrace the possility of error! And celebrate a free minded, curious take on design.

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Achille Castiglioni (1918–2002) was an Italian architect and designer, especially interested in every-day objects. His oeuvre of work is impressing. Castiglioni designed the now iconic lamps Gatto, Arco, Parentesi and several others for Flos. Photo copyright Fondazione Achille Castiglioni.

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Gatto by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni for Flos (1960). Steel, cocoon. Height 310 mm and 580 mm. Photo copyright Flos.

Spugen Brau Castiglioni

Splugen Brau pendant by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni for Flos (1961). Aluminium. Photo copyright Flos.

 

 

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