By Paola Carimati
Stroke of genius — p. 81
It’s the year of Achille Castiglioni, a man who was thoughtful of others, with deep ties to his city. Milan is celebrating him with a retrospective monographic exhibition at the Triennale Bologna 1960. In the photo from the archives, Achille and Piergiacomo Castiglioni, together with Dino Gavina and Michele Provinciali, are presenting the Sanluca chair. Those were the years of the economic boom, which we look back to with pleasure: the power of that creative burst re- emerges in ‘ A Castiglioni’, the solo exhibition curated by Patricia Urquiola with Federica Sala — at the Triennale in Milan, until 20 January 2019 — celebrating the artist’s centenary. A necessary celebration, emphasizes Marco Romanelli — who alongside Cristina Nardi has curated for Poltrona Frau the re- edition of the ‘ Sanluca’ chair.