Livio Castiglioni was born in Milan in 1911 and graduated in architecture in 1936 in Milan. Together with architect Luigi Caccia Dominioni he opened a studio in which his brothers Pier Giacomo and Achille would later work. His interest has always been in light, sound and audiovisual installations. From 1940 to 1956 he was a consultant for Phonola and later for Brionvega. Together with his brothers he co-founded the ADI (Association for Industrial Design) in 1956; he later became the president (1959-1960). From 1972 to 1979 he was co-owner of the studio on Presolana Street with his son Piero: was designed lighting for many art galleries, both public and private, hotels, offices, showrooms, stores, homes, and temporary exhibitions in Italy and abroad. The lighting devices, made in special execution, are handcrafted in small series. The Scintilla lighting system stands out among them. He is a designer for several companies: Alessi, Artemide, Fontana Arte, Stilnovo. He died in Milan in 1979.
Pietro Maria Castiglioni, called Piero, was born in Lierna in 1944; he graduated in architecture in 1970 in Milan, where he lived and worked, devoting himself almost exclusively to lighting design. In 1968 and 1973 he received a diploma of collaboration respectively at the 14th and 15th Milan Triennale. From 1972 to 1979 he was co-owner of the studio on Via Presolana with his father Livio: was designed lighting for many art galleries, both public and private, hotels, offices, showrooms, stores, homes, and temporary exhibitions in Italy and abroad. After the death of his father, the activity of the studio continues in the same location, with new collaborators. Designer and technical consultant for several institutions, companies and manufacturers of lighting fixtures. Professor at the Faculty of Architecture and Design in Milan, Rome, Geneva.
Editor of Flare magazine (1989-2009).
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