Archive | Castiglioni

A horse in the attic

Like a bee in the bonnet for some of us; horses, horses, horses! How sweet to have your horse at hand, right outside your room…if you’re 6 years old and hooked on the pony world! In this Stockholm Old Town home the owners have restored the attic into a contemporary living room. And have their childrens rooms guarded by the sweetest of ponies.



In the attic; ponies and a contemporary interior! Vintage Ant chair by Arne Jacobsen (1952) for Fritz Hansen, table DLM (Don’t Leave Me) by Thomas Bentzen for Hay. Lamp Arco by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni for Flos and sofa from Ligne Roset. From a feature by Cia Wedin for ELLE Decoration. Photo copyright Stellan Herner.

Castiglioni, Contemporary Scandi, Fritz Hansen, Hay, Scandimood 2017-08-27

The sculptural scandi lamp

The sculptural white lamp never goes out of fashion. It blends easily into any scandi interior and is a good example of visual sustainability.

Io by Claesson Koivisto Rune for Fontana Arte (2015). Die-cast aluminium. Photo copyright Fontana Arte.

Lampyre by Inga Sempé for Wästberg (2016). Opaline glass. Photo copyright Wästberg.

Skärmavbild 2016-06-19 kl. 11.21.00
Gatto by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni for Flos (1960). Steel, cocoon. Photo copyright Anna Kern. From a feature for Lantliv SE by Cia Wedin.

Model 101
Le KLint 101 by Kaare Klint for Le Klint (1944). Paper or lampshade foil. Photo copyright Le Klint.

Tab by Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby for Flos (2008). Painted pressofused aluminium, multi-led diffuser in specially designed PMMA. Photo copyright Barber & Osgerby.

Anna Kern, Barber & Osgerby, Castiglioni, Claesson Koivisto Rune, Contemporary Scandi, Eco Aesthetics, Fab Swedes, Inga Sempé, Le Klint, Wästberg 2016-06-19

Hey Achille!

I believe in the importance of creating a personal space; may it be a home, a garden or a studio. It doesn’t have to consist of expensive things; you may actually achieve a lot with very little. The important part though is to arrange the things you like according to your own aesthetics. The studio of Italian master architect and designer Achille Castiglioni (1918–2002) is one of my favorites; you can visit Fondazione Achille Castiglioni when in Milan.

Achille Castiglioni 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.

Achille castiglioni study in Milan
Photo copyright Fondazione Achille Castiglioni.

Castiglioni study in Milan
Photo copyright Fondazione Achille Castiglioni.

Architectual moves, Castiglioni, Eco Aesthetics 2016-03-22