Iconic pieces: 9 signature designs by Italian master Achille Castiglioni
The legendary Italian designer would have turned 100 this year. His dynamic spirit lives on in his products which have since become icons. We take you through some of his best designs.
1. Arco floor lamp
A statement piece, both in its scale and simple yet dramatic composition, the Arco floor lamp was designed in 1962 by Castiglioni and his brother Pier. Anchored by a 60kg Carrara white marble slab, a deeply arching stainless steel stem supports a polished aluminium domed shade.
Named after the Latin name for the dandelion flower, the Taraxacum 88 is Castiglioni's updated design for his original suspension light of the same name. When the flower blossoms fully, it bares a close resemblance to the light.