To mark the 100th anniversary since the birth of Achille Castiglioni Electa is publishing a catalogue for the exhibition A Castiglioni, held at the Triennale di Milano from 6th October 2018 to 20th January 2019, curated by Patricia Urquiola with the collaboration of Federica Sala. Achille Castiglioni (1918-2002), one of the most important Italian architects and designers of the 20th century, knew how to connect, with precise intuition and unbridled freedom, gestures and generations, materials and function combining the mundane aspects of everyday life with the deeper meaning and ethics of manufacturing. The catalogue follows the exhibition’s layout and is divided into twenty sections, each dedicated to a specific theme, which transversally tackle the architectural projects, staging and industrial design using the connections based on the most significant component of the project. The result is a detailed map of Castiglioni’s work, a true atlas of projects. The themes include the systematic use of repetition in staging (the chapter Reiterare), the deliberately allusive communication employed in certain projects (Morfismi), the synthesis that Castiglioni was famous for (Raccontare il Progresso), the use of mirrors and refraction as an essential part of design (Specchio/Riflesso), and, finally the use of space in Vuoto.