Studio Museo Achille Castiglioni

Studio Museo Achille Castiglioni

Studio Museum Achille Castiglioni

Piazza Castello, 27
20121 Milano

tel: 02 805.3606
fax: 02 805.3623


The guided tours are from Tuesday to Friday at 10, 11 and 12 a.m.

It will be possible to visit the Studio Museum on Saturday only if a minimum number of 15 people is achieved.

NEW OPENING on Thursday, guided tours at 6.30, 7.30 and 8.30 p.m.

The visit takes about 60 minutes. A maximum of 20 people for each tour is allowed.

Admission tickets available for purchase directly in the Studio Museum.

Tickets are priced as follows (guided tour included in the price of admission):

- Adult : € 10

- Reduced for students under 18 years old and for the owners of Triennale Design Museum’s ticket.: € 7

If you are unable to visit us during our regularly scheduled tour times, consider taking a special guided tour contacting the Studio Museum.

You can book the museum for your events in different days and times indicated by reservation.

A reservation is required to visit the Studio Museum (call 02-805.3606 or send a mail to


- from August 9th till September 2nd, 2014.

We would like to present the new logo of the Foundation Achille Castiglioni, a project designed by Davide Soldarini and Mattia Castiglioni of casostudio.

During the Furniture Fair, in April 2013, will be possible to visit a special exhibition in the Studio Museum Achille Castiglioni about the selected logos designed by Ilaria Tomat, Davide Di Gennaro and Francesca Morandi. During this period 19 other logos chosen by the jury, will be shown. The name of the selected participants are: Alessia Agostini, Barbara Belardinelli, Andrea Bologna, Francesco Cesare Cavallari, Daniele De Battè, Omar De Ciuceis, Gian Maria Fattore, Alessia Gasperi, Anastasia Kucherova, Monica Lovati, Mattia Mancini, Diego Martinelli, Giuseppe Alvar Minaya, Davide Miserendino, Alessandra Montagner, Mauro Pocobelli, Gabriele Roncoroni, Stefania Servidio, Fabrizio Soldano, Davide Trimarchi, Enrico Varagnolo, Mi Lan Yoo.

Logo Fondazione Achille Castiglioni

Running projects

The Achille Castiglioni Foundation is pleased to present the project “Ideas are in the air”.

We are working on the new projects to close the year 2013 “Alla Castiglioni”, keep in touch.

Music used in this video (recorded under Creative Commons BY - SA - NC):

Martin Sloan of Johnny Ripper

Peas Corps of Podington Bear

Past projects

The Studio Museum

In January 2006 Achille Castiglioni’s heirs signed a five year agreement with “La Triennale di Milano” with the objective of maintaining open to public the Studio Museum Achille Castiglioni and allowing a continuity in respect of its articulated work and intense archiving activities.

Considering the successful attendance, beyond expectation (more than 28.600 people) during the last few years, the Castiglioni’s intend to continue to share with their guests the pleasure of discovering the atmosphere and the anecdotes that the place preserved.

For these reasons and for the countless projects currently involved with, the Studio Museum Achille Castiglioni is now a foundation (Foundation Achille Castiglioni) that was born on December 14, 2011 (download the press release).

The programme consists in listing, ordination, archiving, systemize the projects, the drawings, the pictures, the models, the films, the conferences, the objects, the books, the magazines, basically the whole world in which Achille Castiglioni has worked in for more than 60 years of activity, at first with his brother, Pier Giacomo, then since 1968, on his own. This work was started some years ago thanks to the historical collaborators of the studio and it’s still held by the longtime collaborator who has worked closely with Achille Castiglioni for more than 20 years, Antonella Gornati.

To preserve all of this heritage in a modern way, means to catalogue it, to make it available and usable to a large public.

At the same time, the studio is open to the visitors from Tuesday to Saturday (from 10 am till 1 pm) and manages guided tours.

The guided tours are usually managed by the wife and the daughter of Achille Castiglioni, Irma and Giovanna.

This activity is becoming very demanding although very important because it allows us to share the way of thinking, teaching and working of Achille Castiglioni.

During the visit, four rooms of the studio are shown around: the room where the models and the prototypes are kept, the room used for the drafting machines and a few curiosities, the place where we can see anonymous or daily objects that Achille Castiglioni had collected during his lifetime and that he brought with him during the lessons he gave at the Politecnico, to talk about important design themes. And the last room is the "architect's room" where many design objects stand to embrace a long period of time.

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