Sydney talk: Giovanna Castiglioni

August 6, 2010

An intimate talk covering the work of influential designer Achille Castiglioni, at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney.

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The work of the late Achille Castiglioni will be celebrated in a talk given by his daughter Giovanna, entitled “Inside Studio Museum Achille Castiglioni”.

Castiglioni was an influential architect and designer, producing furniture and lighting pieces including the Arco lamp, Mezzadro stool and Sella stool. His work is infused with a sense of humour – the designer once said: “I see around me a professional disease of taking everything too seriously. One of my secrets is to joke all the time.”

Castiglioni worked with his two brothers Livio and Pier Giacomo for many years as part of a successful design team, working with the belief that design must restructure an object’s function, form and production process.

The mid-century Radiofonografo ‘RR126′ hi-fi stereo set will be on display at the talk. A digital media presentation on the main screen of the theatre will feature content from the Castiglioni archives. It will also take you inside Studio Museum Achille Castiglioni in Milan, which is managed by Giovanna.

This international tour is sponsored by Space Furniture, Studio Castiglioni and La Triennale di Milano.

Where Powerhouse Museum, Coles Theatre and Foyer
When Thursday 12 August, 6pm
Cost $20 adult, $16 Powerhouse member, $16 student, $16 each for groups of eight or more

For more information, visit the ["Sydney Design":http://www.sydneydesign.com.au/2010/index.php/after-hours/international-speaker-giovanna-castiglioni] website

*Image* Mezzadro stool

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