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Livio Castiglioni Furniture

Italian, 1911-1979

Livio Castiglioni and his siblings Achille (1918–2002) and Pier Giacomo (1913–68) are responsible for creating some of the most iconic furniture designs in the world, particularly those that originated in the realm of mid-century modern lighting. Punctuating their legacy, the trio was among the founders of Italy’s Association for Industrial Design (ADI), which awards the country’s most prestigious and highly coveted design prize — the Compasso d'Oro

In 1936, Livio completed his studies in architecture at the Polytechnic University of Milan. By 1938, he, Pier Giacomo and fellow Italian industrial designer and architect Luigi Caccia Dominioni opened their own firm in Milan. Architects at that time were struggling to secure building commissions, so the group focused on designing everyday objects such as the Model 547, a tabletop radio for Phonola that was encased in Bakelite. By 1944, the youngest brother, Achille, had also graduated from Milan Polytechnic and joined his siblings at their studio.

The Castiglioni brothers produced wildly popular and innovative designs throughout the 20th century. Vintage furniture collectors may be familiar with Livio and Italian designer Gianfranco Frattini’s serpent-like Boalum lamp or Achille’s Taraxacum hanging lamp, which was created for FLOS with sprayed plastic polymers originally intended for military use. Additionally, the Arco, Snoopy and Toio lamps, which were the result of the collaboration between Pier Giacomo and Achille, are milestones in modernist lighting design.

Despite achieving success as an industrial designer, Livio left the firm in 1952 to pursue lighting design and sound technology. He worked as a design consultant for companies such as Brionvega

Together with his son, Piero, Livio created the Scintilla lighting system for Fontana Arte in the 1970s and continued to design for multiple brands including Alessi, Artemide and Stilnovo until he passed away in 1979.

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Creator: Livio Castiglioni
Pair of wall lamps by Gae Aulenti and Livio Castiglioni for Stilnovo, 1970s
By Livio Castiglioni, Gae Aulenti, Stilnovo
Located in Rotterdam, NL
Pair swiveling spots made of chromed metal designed by Gae Aulenti and Livio Castiglioni for Stilnovo in the 1970s. The spots can also be used as ceiling lamps. The spots or project...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Livio Castiglioni Furniture

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Metal, Aluminum

Vintage Chromed Wall Sconces, Gae Aulenti and Livio Castiglioni Stilnovo, 1970s
By Livio Castiglioni, Gae Aulenti, Stilnovo
Located in Ceglie Messapica, IT
Rare Chromed Wall Sconces designed by italian design legends Gae Aulenti and Livio Castiglioni for Stilnovo in the 1970 's. Chromed aluminium body with blck metal light frame and s...
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1970s Italian Space Age Vintage Livio Castiglioni Furniture

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Metal, Aluminum, Chrome

Chrome pendant by Gae Aulenti and Livio Castiglioni for Stilnovo, 1970s
By Livio Castiglioni, Gae Aulenti, Stilnovo
Located in Rotterdam, NL
Chrome pendant No. 6505 designed by Gae Aulenti and Livio Castiglioni and produced by Stilnovo Milano in the 1970s. The condition of this pendant ...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Livio Castiglioni Furniture

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Metal

Pair of Gae Aulenti & Livio Castiglioni Trepiù Table Lamps for Stilnovo, 1972
By Livio Castiglioni, Gae Aulenti, Stilnovo
Located in Milan, IT
Rare pair of Gae Aulenti & Livio Castiglioni 'Sistema Trepiù' table lamps for Stilnovo, Italy, 1972. Signed Stilnovo.  
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1970s Italian Modern Vintage Livio Castiglioni Furniture

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Aluminum, Chrome, Iron

Artemide Boalum Table Lamp by Livio Castiglioni and Gianfranco Frattini, Italy
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Located in Vienna, AT
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Livio Castiglioni Furniture

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PVC, Resin

Gae Aulenti & Livio Castiglioni Trepiù Floor Lamp for Stilnovo, Italy 1970s
By Livio Castiglioni, Gae Aulenti, Stilnovo
Located in Roma, IT
Stunning Midcentury "Sistema Trepiù" floor lamp designed by Gae Aulenti and Livio Castiglioni and produced by Stilnovo in Italy in 1972. The lamp has 4 ...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Livio Castiglioni Furniture

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Metal, Aluminum, Chrome

Fontana Arte Scintilla Sommatoria sculptural lighting Livio Castiglioni
By Livio Castiglioni, Fontana Arte
Located in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Sculptural hanging light designed by Livio Castiglioni in 1972. Produced by Fontana Arte. This lighting fixture consists of one base and six hanging units and one weight. Hanging u...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Livio Castiglioni Furniture

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Steel

Artemide Boalum Table Lamp by Livio Castiglioni and Gianfranco Frattini, Italy
By Artemide, Livio Castiglioni, Gianfranco Frattini
Located in Vienna, AT
Artemide Boalum Table Lamp by Livio Castiglioni and Gianfranco Frattini, Italy. This unique table lamp designed by Livio Castiglioni and Gianfranco Fr...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Livio Castiglioni Furniture

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PVC, Resin

Pair of brass Trepiù table lamps by Gae Aulenti & Livio Castiglioni for Stilnovo
By Livio Castiglioni, Gae Aulenti, Stilnovo
Located in Rotterdam, NL
Pair of brass Trepiù table lamps designed by Gae Aulenti and Livio Castiglioni for Stilnovo in the 1970s. These table lamps are part of the Sistema Trepiù...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Livio Castiglioni Furniture

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Metal, Brass

Boalum Lamp Designed by Livio Castiglioni and Gianfranco Frattini for Artemide
By Artemide, Livio Castiglioni, Gianfranco Frattini
Located in Athens, Attiki
Boalum, born in 1970 by Livio Castiglioni and Gianfranco Frattini, and defined by Domus as "a snake of endless light", it immediately became part of the history of Italian and world ...
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1970s Italian Space Age Vintage Livio Castiglioni Furniture

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Plastic, PVC

Livio Castiglioni & Gianfranco Frattini for Artemide "Boalum" Lamp, Italy, 1970s
By Artemide, Livio Castiglioni, Gianfranco Frattini
Located in Naples, IT
This unique table lamp, designed by Livio Castiglioni and Gianfranco Frattini for the Artemide brand in the 1970s, immediately entered the history of Italian and world design. The Bo...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Livio Castiglioni Furniture

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PVC

Early Boalum Lamp by Livio Castiglioni & Gianfranco Frattini, Italy, ca. 1969
By Artemide, Livio Castiglioni, Gianfranco Frattini
Located in Geneva, CH
Early boalum floor or table lamp by Livio Castiglioni and Gianfranco Frattini, produced by Artemide ca. 1969 Flexible PVC diffuser with metal rings enclosing strand of 25 light bulb...
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1960s Italian Vintage Livio Castiglioni Furniture

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PVC

Livio and Piero Castiglioni Fontana Arte Scintilla Suspension Lamp, 1972
By Fontana Arte, Livio Castiglioni
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This Fontana Arte Scintilla Suspension lamp by Livio and Piero Castiglioni was designed in 1972. The absolutely novel Scintilla system combines the essential versatility of a decor...
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1970s Italian Modern Vintage Livio Castiglioni Furniture

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Chrome

Metal Floor Lamp by Gae Aulenti & Livio Castiglioni, Stilnovo, 1972
By Gae Aulenti, Livio Castiglioni, Stilnovo
Located in Berlin, DE
Gae Aulenti and Livio Castiglioni floor lamp for Stilnovo Italy, 1972. Chromed metal and aluminium floor lamp with cast iron base. The four round ...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Livio Castiglioni Furniture

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Metal

"Pietra" Light by Gae Aulenti & Piero Castiglioni for Fontana Arte
By Livio Castiglioni, Gae Aulenti
Located in New York, NY
The 'Pietra' light is a rare light designed by two powerhouse designers (Aulenti & Castiglioni) in 1988. I have only seen two others in the last 20 years! The lamp is in perfect orig...
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20th Century Italian Livio Castiglioni Furniture

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Chrome

“Boalum” Lamp by Livio Castiglioni & Gianfranco Frattini for Artemide, 1970s
By Gianfranco Frattini, Artemide, Livio Castiglioni
Located in Brescia , Brescia
“Boalum” Flexible Lamp by Livio Castiglioni & Gianfranco Frattini for Artemide, 1970s The “Boalum” Lamp features a flexible tubular body that can be shaped to your desire, allowing ...
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Livio Castiglioni furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Livio Castiglioni furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Livio Castiglioni furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original furniture by Livio Castiglioni were created in the mid-century modern style in italy during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Marcello Cuneo, Ennio Chiggio, and Lanciotto Galeotti. Prices for Livio Castiglioni furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $499 and can go as high as $9,731, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $2,212.

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