About the Designer
Italy (1918 - 2002)
Achille Castiglioni was born in Milan in 1918 and graduated with a degree in architecture in 1944. 1986 - Honorary Member of the Faculty of Royal Designers for Industry, Royal Society of Art (London). 1987 - Honorary Degree from the Royal College of Art (London). 1993 - Annual award from "Chartered Society of Designers" (London). 1994 - "Primavera del Design" Award from the Department of Culture (Catalonia). 1995 - "Art sur Table" Award from the Conseil National des Art Culinaire (Paris). 1996 - "IF Design Wettbewerb" Award from Industrie Forum Design (Hanover). 1996 - "Longevity-Langlebigkeit" Award from Design Center (Stuttgart). 1999 - "Domus/INARCH 1998 Award" alla carriera from INARCH. 1999 - "Targa d'Oro Unione Italiana per il Disegno" Award from the Faculty of Architecture of Genoa. 1999 - Wins the Enel "Sostegni per l'Ambiente" competition together with architect Michele De Lucchi. Achille Castiglioni died in 2002.
Castiglioni designed the "Dry" flatware for Alessi in 1982, since then winning several design awards. It is a beautiful contemporary classic design with its satin steel handles that provide a beautiful counterpoint to their contrasting polished steel functional ends. Cast from durable 18/10 stainless steel, these pieces will be sure to become a contemporary family classic. Features:
- Dry dinner knife
- Simple, elegant design
- Mirror polished finish with satin handles
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