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Splügen Braü Pendant

c. 1961

by Achille + Pier Giacomo Castiglioni
for Flos

The Castiglioni broth­ers vision of a beehive is repre­sented in the charm­ing and power­ful Splügen Braü pendant by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni. The indus­trial twist of the spun aluminum honey­comb-like reflec­tor provides effi­cient, direct light. There is a steel ceiling fitting, as well as a vacuum-formed ABS rose with a white gloss finish.

Achille + Pier Giacomo Castiglioni

Italy

In 1938, brothers Livio and Pier Giacomo created the Castiglioni Studio, after a few years of collaboration they were joined by a third brother, Achille, in 1944. By 1952 the designs from the studio were helmed by Pier and Achille. As industrial designers, the brothers pushed the limits of design and materials. Receiving a collective achievement of 9 Compasso d'Oro awards. It is believed that over the course of their careers Achille and Pier created over 150 products. Castiglioni Studio had design relationships with Flos, Zanotta, Alessi, and many more. Over the course of their career as design collaborators, the aesthetics of their designs were so in-line with one another, that there was never a clear delineation between the stylistic approaches of either brother.

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