BORN A Castiglioni brothers reissue has curve appeal AGAIN
Back in 1968, italian tile company cedit tasked achille and pier giacomo castiglioni with creating a series of ceramic objects, with the only brief being to keep it small. the pair proposed a small collection of vases, whose original shapes referenced abstracted geometric forms. the body of the vase is held by a curved support, an arrangement that offers multiple silhouettes depending on the viewer’s perspective: a cone with a flying buttress from one angle, a gaping pocket from another. half a century after the original design, ‘lapis’, was released, cedit has reissued the pieces in grey, dark blue and red. and thanks to the urgent sense of modernity that guided the castiglionis throughout their careers, the pieces look just as relevant today as they did back in 1968.
‘lapis’ 11cm vase in ciliegia (red), €120; ‘lapis’ 20cm vase in Fumo (grey), €180; ‘lapis’ 15cm vase in note (dark blue), €150, all by achille and pier giacomo castiglioni, For cedit by Florim