To celebrate Achille Castiglioni's 100th birthday, the Foundation asked 100 of the most widely acclaimed designers to choose a gift for Achille and send it to him with a personalized birthday card.
All 100 gifts are anonymous creations, just like those Castiglioni collected throughout his life, choosing them based on the way they work rather than who designed them. The objects may differ by kind, material or type, but are united by an ingenious concept identified by the designers. Each designer received a postcard, and was asked to turn it into a personal birthday card, thereby transforming the ready-made in true and proper "Castiglioni-style".
Presented by: Chiara Alessi and Domitilla Dardi on behalf of the Achille Castiglioni Foundation.
Staged by: Studio Calvi Brambilla
Graphic: Davide Soldarini (Casostudio)
Catalogue published by: Edizioni Corraini
Booking essential: Tel. 02.8053606 / [email protected]
Achille Castiglioni Foundation, Piazza Castello 27
Guided tours - booked in advance:
from Tuesday till Saturday at 10am, 11am, 12pm
Thursday also at 6.30pm, 7.30pm, 8.30pm
Entrance fees: full admission fee €10; concessionary fee € 7