The Babela Chair designed by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni was created in 1958 as a commission for the Milan Chamber of Commerce. By creating a comfortable chair that is stackable, light, easy to move, and able to be placed armrest to armrest in a row, they created a modern design that problem solved seating for a transitional space. Now a commonplace design concept for meeting spaces, the Babela Chair is a thoughtful design that is still in need today. A modernization of the design has resulted in updated materials; the Babela is available in five wood frame finishes (Natural Ash, Walnut Finish, White, Black, or Gray).
Achille + Pier Giacomo Castiglioni
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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