The thought

THE MEANING OF THINGS

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Achille had this to say about his work:

"I’d rather the things I designed were not recognised because of their brand, but for the reciprocal sympathetic bond that is created between the person using the object and the person who designed it. I wouldn’t like this to become a preconception, though, because it’s often said that design objects should be amusing … But to hell with being amusing, they should serve a purpose.

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Circuit breaker switch, designed by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni 1968 - manufactured by VLM Relco Group - Photo by Yosuke Taky