Giorgina Castiglioni Italian architect and designer

Giorgina Castiglioni photo in black and white
Giorgina Castiglioni photo in black and white

Giorgina Castiglioni is an Italian architect and designer who studied architecture at Milan Polytechnic (1969). She is Giannino Castiglioni’s granddaughter, a famous sculptor, and the daughter of Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, an architect and professor.

She expanded on the issue of bio-ecological architecture and industrial development waste assessment. She has held displays on material metamorphosis, women’s relationship with design and create projects with the concept of an ecological human agreement as a free and organic cross-disciplinary exchange.

In international competitions, she won many awards and partnered with Alessi, Bilumen, Kartell, Gufram, Pedano, Sirrah and Valenti.

Italian design stackable 'Stacky' stools by Giorgina Castiglioni for Bilumen
Italian design stackable ‘Stacky’ stools by Giorgina Castiglioni for Bilumen
'Gioela' mirror by Giorgina Castiglioni for Bilumen with matching hooks, Italy
‘Gioela’ mirror by Giorgina Castiglioni for Bilumen with matching hooks, Italy

Awards

Received first prize (plastic seating by Kartell) 1965 ‘Fiera di Trieste.’ Participated in 1971 UCIMU competition of ADI.

Sources

Byars, M., & Riley, T. (2004). The design encyclopedia. Laurence King Publishing.

Giorgina Castiglioni. Architectuul. http://architectuul.com/architect/giorgina-castiglioni.

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