Giorgina Castiglioni is an architect and designer, studied at the Polytechnic of Milan (1969). She is a granddaughter of the famous sculptor Giannino Castiglioni and the daughter of architect and professor Pier Giacomo Castiglioni. She broadened the subject of bioecological architecture, waste evaluation of industrial productions. She held exhibitions on the metamorphosis of material, relationship between the woman and design and developed projects with the idea of Ecological Human Agreement as free and organic multi disciplinary interrelation. She received several awards in international competitions and collaborated with Alessi, Bilumen, Kartell, Gufram, Pedano, Sirrah and Valenti.
Women in Italian Post-War Design
Women furniture designers played a key role in Italian post-war design, and yet their presence has been overlooked and their contribution under-acknowledged. Furniture design was a marginal option for women in post-war Italy from 1945 to the early 1970s. Women designers employed strategies to overcome this gender marginality and these influenced both their experiences within the profession and the recognition they have received. From the trend of male–female partnership to those who either embraced or rejected female solidarity, these women designers demonstrate multiple and contradictory relationships with their own sex, the idea of the feminine and feminism.
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