1944 Graduated March 15 in Architecture from the Polytechnic of Milan.
1944-present Freelance architect and designer with a studio in Piazza Castello.
Begins collaboration with his brothers Pier Giacomo and Livio.
1947-present Present at the Triennale in Milan as a member of the organizing committee, or as the exhibition's
designer, or by displaying his works.
1952 End of part-time collaboration with his brother Livio.
1955 Receives the Italian "Compasso d'Oro" award.
1956 Among the founders of the A.D.I. (Association of Industrial Design).
1960, 1962, 1964, 1967 Receives the Italian "Compasso d'Oro" award.
1968 End of continuous collaboration with his brother Pier Giacomo because of the latter's death.
1969 Awarded full professorship in "Artistic Industrial Design" by the Ministry of Public Education.
1970-1977 Professor of "Artistic Industrial Design" in the Department of Architecture of the Polytechnic of Turin.
1977 Wins the competition at the Ministry of Public Education for "Architectural Design."
1977-1980 Visiting lecturer at the Department of Architecture at the Polytechnic of Turin, and holds the professorship
of "Interior Architecture and Design".
1979 Receives the Italian "Compasso d'Oro" award.
1981-1986 Full professor at the Department of Architecture at the Polytechnic of Milan. Teaches "Interior Architecture
1984 Receives the Italian "Compasso d'Oro" award.
1984-1985 Organizes and designs the exhibition Achille Castiglioni Designer at the Oesterreichisches Museum für
Angewandte Kunst (March), the Akademie der Kunst, Berlin (June), the Triennale di Milano
(November) and the Kunstgewerbe-Museum, Zurich (February 1985).
1985-present A member of the Advisory Committee of the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California and
1986 Full professorship at the Department of Architecture of the Polytechnic of Milan, teaching "Industrial Design,"
and an honorary member of the Faculty of Royal Designers for Industry of the Royal Society of Art in
Receives the golden medal for "Civic Good Services" from the Municipal Authority of Milan.
Receives the "Five Stars" award of the ADI together with Techotel.
1987 Receives the Degree Honoris Causa from the Royal College of Art in London.
Receives the First Class Diploma in School, Culture and Art from the Ministry of Public Education, Italy.
1989 Receives the Italian "Compasso d'Oro" award.
1993 Receives the annual award from The Chartered Society of Designers in London and the "Barcelona Design"
award of the Department of Culture of Catalunya.
1995 Receives the "Art sur table" award from the Ministère de l'Industrie, Paris.
1996 Receives the Frankfurt "Design Plus Award".
About ten of Castiglioni's works are in the collection of The Museum of Modern Art in New York and
others are in the collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum, London; the Kunstgewerbe-Museum, Zurich; the Staatliches Museum für Kunst, Munich; the Uneleckoprumyslove Museum, Prague;
and the Israel Museum, Jerusalem.
Castiglioni has taken part in several round tables on Industrial Design in Italy and abroad and has been a
member of both national and international juries.