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This flip-book is dedicated to Lampadina, designed by by Achille Castiglioni in 1971.

We can speak about industrial design in different ways: talking about or drawing an idea, through a critical essay, staging a show, with images, audio-video or, why not, with a new type of language as in this flip-book. I have been asked several times to write a book on the stories surrounding my father Achille’s designs, including anecdotes and episodes related to my family sphere. In this first project I wanted to ofer, in two seconds, one story of industrial design. Respecting the irony of an extraordinary father, I wanted to bring to light some lesser-known details of his, my and our private life, translating what I normally do when I talk about his projects into graphic form.” – Giovanna Castiglioni
This flip-book is dedicated to Lampadina, designed by by Achille Castiglioni in 1971: a table and wall lamp including a spool to wrap the wire, a bulb which is partially frosted so as not to dazzle, a hidden hole with a double function and above all a simplicity of use that surprises everyone.

Publishing house:

Corraini Edizioni

Year of publication: 2019

Published in: Mantova

Number of pages: 136

Price: 13

ISBN: 9788875708214

Foreign rights manager: Giovanna Ballin


Giovanna Castiglioni e Sara Vivan

Giovanna Castiglioni coordinates the Achille Castiglioni Foundation’s cultural heritage archiving activities and disseminating the “Castiglioni method” to a public of all ages, cultures and interests from all over the world.

Sara Vivan has graduated in fashion design at the I.E.D. in Milan, she worked for Aspesi, Blumarine and Alberto Biani. She then attended the School of the Nude in Brera and dedicated herself to illustration.