Comodo

Achille Castiglioni, 1988

Throughout his career Castiglioni worked to raise design to an ever-higher level of synthesis —stripping design down to the very core and eliminating everything superfluous. One of the many proofs of this approach is the Comodo from 1988. Comodo is a versatile piece of furniture designed by Achille Castiglioni and Giancarlo Pozzi. It consists of a long metal stem, mounted on a tripod and supporting a wood cabinet.The cabinet is set off-centre and has a tray-shaped lid that opens and closes with hinges. This elegant multi-purpose unit can be used as a bedside table, a tray, a coffee table or simply as a storage box for all your favorites. Supposedly Castiglioni, being a big fan of sweets, used his own Comodo to store candy.

Achille Castiglioni

”I have always desired to do the opposite. Not because I have an anarchic behaviour, but because I think the fundamental basis of design consists in thinking the opposite”. Italian designer Achille Castiglioni (1918-2002) had a passion for re-designing, re-inventing and re-conceptualizing. Traditional interior design objects would pass through his Milan based studio and end up perfected. He always aimed at enhancing and glorifying the value of the design. Through- out his career he worked to raise design to an ever-higher level of synthesis—stripping design down to the very core and eliminating everything superfluous. During his career Achille Castiglioni collaborated with many designers, among them Giancarlo Pozzi. Together they made Trio and Comodo in 1991.

Product type:

Versatile storage unit

Dimensions:

H: 71cm
W: 30cm
D: 41cm

Material:

Oak, oak veneer, steel

Finish:

Clear or black lacquered oak