Milan | Castiglioni

Urban Italy’s XX C Italian Design: Castiglioni Tour in Milan is a tour with its main focus on Italian design and its history, dedicated to the architect- and designer Achille Castiglioni. This tour is perfect for architects, architecture enthusiasts, designers and design lovers.

Castiglioni was known to be a workaholic as well as an insane collector. His impression was that everyday objects could inspire and become a beginning for new projects. That extraordinary imagination led to pure functionality! In fact, he is the creator of a variety of no-name projects that we nowadays know as common, everyday objects – for instance, the lamp switch, great functionality and ergonomy at nearly zero expense.

Our tour will give you the privilege to meet Giovanna, Castiglioni’s daughter. Just like her father, she has a positive vibe as well as the same spirit and energy. Giovanna will show you Castiglioni’s inventions, projects and that drawings, which have become the icons of both the Italian and XXC design all over the world.


  • Discover the Achille Castiglioni Foundation; exploring the photos, books, films and models housed in Castiglioni’s museum
  • Insider scoop as guided by Giovanna, Castiglioni’s daughter
  • A visit to the shop in the complex, where you can pick up some of the design essentials
  • Architectural Itinerary: A visit to the buildings designed by Castiglioni, located around Milan