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For the first time in the United States, the performance “Vivere alla Castiglioni” pays homage to Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni.

“Vivere alla Castiglioni” is one of the event that will mark the SFDW to emphasize the contribution given by Italian Design to the contemporary culture, specifically Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni who designed everlasting products well-known worldwide. Conference, lectures and exhibitions will be the focus of the scheduled activities.

An appointment that has become possible thanks to both the cooperation by companies, like Zanotta, which have always supported the Castiglioni brothers’ work and local partner, like Dzine, which is committed to communicate the Italian “way of doing”.

Giovanna and Carlo, Achille Castiglioni’s children, who represent the Fondazione Achille Castiglioni, will be hosted by the Californian municipality, to explain and recount the products just like their father loved to.

For Zanotta there are three timeless products: the seats conceived by assembling objects bound to different applications, like Sella and Mezzadro both designed by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni in 1957, and the folding table Cumano with its allure of French bistro, designed by Achille Castiglioni in 1978, selected for the Compasso d’Oro award in 1981.

To top this happening, the Italian Institute of Culture and the Italian General Consulate in San Francisco also invite to visit the exhibition organized by the Milan’s Fondazione Achille Castiglioni and curated by architect Valentina Anania held at Pier 27.

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