Achille Castiglioni was born in Milan in 1918, he started work as an architect and designer with his brothers Livio and Pier Giacomo in 1938. One of the great masters of Italian design, he was a founding member of ADI in the fifties. The long list of awards he has received include eight Compassi d'Oro. His activity as a designer is an unmistakable blend of simplicity, irony and fun and it shows his close interest in the way objects are used, in the potential offered by technology and in the use of new materials.

Our Arco style lamp, one of Castiglioni’s most popular pieces is a timeless work of art. Easily one of the subtly ubiquitous lamps ever crafted. The Arco lamp features a marble base and an arc of stainless steel. The lamp arc is adjustable, and the marble base features a hole to assist in movement.

Inspired by the design of a street light, it cleverly provides overhead lighting without requiring ceiling suspension. The polished stainless steel shade extends eight feet beyond the base, leaving room for a dining table or sofa to sit directly beneath the light source. Place it in the home or office overhanging for a modern feature.