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A creative genius with natural curiosity and a strong sense of irony, Achille Castiglioni was one of the masters of Italian design. He began working for Alessi in 1980 and went on to create a number of unforgettable designs. 2018 is the centenary of the birth of this great designer and Alessi is celebrating with a special edition of his “Dry” cutlery which was first presented in 1982 and went on to win the Compasso d’Oro design award.VIEW THE COMPLETE RANGE
Born in Milan in 1918, he started work as an architect and designer with his brothers Livio and Pier Giacomo in 1938. One of the great masters of Italian design, he was a founding member of ADI in the fifties. The long list of awards he has received include eight Compassi d'Oro. His activity as a designer is an unmistakable blend of simplicity, irony and fun and its shows his close interest in the way objects are used, in the potential offered by technology and in the use of new materials. He dies in 2002.