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Castiglioni

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Eames

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Starck

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Castiglioni

1918

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Achille in his Chair

MoMA’s permanent collection in
New York hosts 14 of his works.

Achille Castiglioni

Born in Milan in 1918, he graduated in Architecture in 1944. Since 1940
he had dedicated himself to experimenting on industrial products with his
brothers Livio and Pier Giacomo. Their interests were directed towards Urban
Planning, Architecture and Design; they performed analysis and research on
new forms, techniques and materials, aimed at developing a process of “integral
design”. In 1969, he was nominated Professor of "Artistic Industrial Design"; he
chaired the Faculty of Architecture in Turin until 1980 and taught in Milan until
1993 as Professor of "Industrial Design" at the Polytechnic of Milan. In 1956 he
was one of the founders of ADI Association for Design Industry.

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Eames

1907

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Charles Eames

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Charles and Ray Eames

Charles Eames was born in 1907 in St. Louis, Missouri. He attended school
there and developed an interest in engineering and architecture. After attending
Washington University on scholarship for two years and being thrown out for his
advocacy of Frank Lloyd Wright, he began working in an architectural office. In
1929, he married his first wife, Catherine Woermann (they divorced in 1941),
and a year later Charles' only child, daughter Lucia was born. In 1930, Charles
started his own architectural office. He began extending his design ideas beyond
architecture and received a fellowship to Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan,
where he eventually became head of the design department.

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Starck

1949

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Philippe Starck

Phillipe Starck is on of the best-known contemporary designers in the world.
He has not only received public acclaim for his amazing building interior designs
but has also proved to be an accomplished architect and product designer. Much
of his work produced in the 1980's and 1990's was influenced by fashion and
novelty. It has even been referred to by some as being 'overdesigned.' "In the
21st century his approach to design seems to have changed.Starck has recently
promoted the ethos that honesty and integrity should be at the core of design.
Products should not created as 'throw away artifacts', only surviving for as long
as they remain in fashion but should ideally have longevity and durability. He
believes that as designers we need to be both honest and objective.

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