Derek Castiglioni

This green­ery guru’s colour­ful new fur­ni­ture range will soon be grac­ing the world’s most stylish gar­dens

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The out­door de­signer whose fur­ni­ture will be grac­ing the most stylish gar­dens

Mi­lan-based de­signer Derek Castiglioni is known for treat­ing out­door spa­ces like in­te­ri­ors, en­sur­ing they look lush, lux­u­ri­ous and ex­cit­ing. A favourite with the fash­ion elite, he’s cre­ated gar­dens for Ital­ian de­sign duo Di­more Stu­dio and Bri­tish de­signer Stella Mccartney, as well as work­ing with ar­chi­tec­tural firms and pri­vate clients.

This year, Castiglioni, who stud­ied ar­chi­tec­ture be­fore he be­gan work­ing for his fam­ily’s land­scap­ing firm, launched his first out­door fur­ni­ture range: ‘Aquiloni’. It’s a mid-cen­tury-in­spired col­lec­tion of ta­bles, a sofa, chairs and a sun lounger, all pre­sented along­side his line of gar­den-ready fabrics – ev­ery­thing is made by skilled crafts­peo­ple in and around Mi­lan. ‘My col­lec­tion is born from the need to cre­ate some­thing truly unique for the out­doors,’ ex­plains Castiglioni. ‘Play­ing with colour and mod­u­lar forms of­fers end­less pos­si­bil­i­ties. Sim­ple shapes and well-fin­ished de­tails make my pieces dis­tinc­tive and con­tem­po­rary.’ Ta­bles, £1,575 each; chairs, £1,975 each; sun loungers, £4,520 each (derek­cas­tiglioni.com).

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