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Taraxacum

The Taraxacum light fixtures are designed by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni in the year 1960. They were the first to use the Cocoon material. The Castiglioni brothers are known for reinventing material in different contexts. The brothers will forever be part of Italian design history. 

 

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Taraxacum

The Taraxacum light fixtures are designed by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni in the year 1960. They were the first to use the Cocoon material. The Castiglioni brothers are known for reinventing material in different contexts. The brothers will forever be part of Italian design history. 

 

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Achille Castiglioni

Achille Castiglioni (1918-2002 Milaan) studied architecture at the Polytechnic University of Milan. After graduating in 1944 he and his brothers Pier Giacomo (1913-1968) and Livo (1911-1979) founded a design bureau. There, Castiglioni started exploring shapes, techniques and new materials aimed at developing an integral design process. Castiglioni also taught at the Polytechnic University of Turin and later became a professor of architectural and design subjects at the Politecnico di Milano. His designs have become classics and are rewarded with national and international awards. He received the Compasso d’Oro nine times.

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