The NeoCon World’s Trade Fair brings over 50,000 people to Chicago each year to view contemporary furnishings, curated by over 1,000 participants. With such a broad variety of pieces presented at NeoCon 1993, Piero Castiglioni’s lecture on ‘the Architecture and Technology behind Modern Lighting’ provided a refreshing focus to design practice and philosophy at Luminaire.
Piero Castiglioni knows lighting. His first lighting designs were created in 1973 in collaboration with his father Livo, and he continued on his own after his father passed in 1979, designing pieces for art exhibitions, boutiques and shopping centers, showrooms, hotels, offices, and residences. With projects in Italy, Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Switzerland, and the United States, Castiglioni’s elegant work has shined brilliance on a myriad of sites all over the world.
An architect by training, Castiglioni creates lighting that works in concert with the surrounding environment, creating a poetic atmosphere and allowing users to experience the space as a whole while they admire the quiet grace of his work’s aesthetic. At the NeoCon lecture, guests gained a heightened understanding of the importance of lighting design to the experience of personal and public spaces.
Tuesday, June 1, 1993