The art of making
"...a good design is not born of the ambition to leave a mark, but of the desire to set up a connection, however small, with the unknown person who will use the object…”
Castiglioni worked with craftsmen, and with Giovanni Sacchi’s workshop in particular, throughout his career and some of the wooden prototypes and others in plaster, produced by Perolini, show that the skills employed provided a means of giving the client a very real sense of an object, which virtual reality cannot, as yet, achieve.
Examples of these creative manual skills are the wooden prototypes of the camera designed for Ferrania in 1964. These prototypes also came in a plaster version, as seen in archive photos and which enable us to show how the object could be used.
The evolution of their design process cannot be traced to any particular “style”, the objects contain no recurring shapes nor specific personal touches: rationality is the thing that makes each object coherent and capable of interacting with the others, dictating the best solution for each of them.