Design by Achille Castiglioni, 1999.
Originally designed by brothers Achille Castiglioni & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni for the 1965 exhibition "La Casa Abitata" in Florence, the Orseggi crystal glass set was never manufactured. In the second half of the 1990's, with consultation from wine expert Luigi Veronelli, Achille Castiglioni revisited some functional aspects of the original designs, integrating the family with additional pieces including Alessi's TCAC1/40 - Orseggi Whiskey Tumbler.
Material(s): Crystal glass
Love the weight and feel of the glasses.
By: Michelle K. (Los Angeles)
The glasses look and feel fabulous, perfect for all cocktails and even wine. The only reservation is that they are made with lead crystal, and ideally they would be made without lead. Gorgeous.
Designer: Achille Castiglioni
Born in Milan (1918-2002), he started work as an architect and designer with his brothers Livio and Pier Giacomo in 1938. One of the great masters of Italian design, he was a founding member of ADI in the fifties. The long list of awards he has received include eight Compassi d'Oro. His activity as a designer is an unmistakable blend of simplicity, irony and fun and its shows his close interest in the way objects are used, in the potential offered by technology and in the use of new materials.View other products by Achille Castiglioni
Designer: Pier Giacomo Castiglioni
Born in Milan in 1913. Pier Giacomo Castiglioni graduated in architecture from the Polytechnic of Milan where he later would teach architectural composition. He started working with his brothers Achille and Livio immediately after the war focussing their attention mainly on city planning, architecture and particularly on design. Together with Achille, he received various acknowledgements such as the permanent exhibition of six of their works at the Museum of Modern Art of New York and won five editions of the Compasso d'Oro award.View other products by Pier Giacomo Castiglioni
Alessi is a family owned Italian design company, founded in 1921. Giovanni Alessi, a talented sheet metal worker, produced items by hand for the table and home out of copper, brass and nickel-silver. He was later joined by his son Carlo who was responsible for many of the designs produced in the 1930s and early 1940s. In the mid 1940s Alessi began to work with outside designers. The current Alessi catalog is the result of a collaboration with over 500 designers from all over the world.
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