top of page

sold / Italian ‘cocoon’ table lamp in manner of Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, 1960s


Cocoon lighting refers to a specific design technique that involves using a translucent material to create a soft, diffused glow reminiscent of a cocoon. Achille Castiglioni, along with his brother Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, developed the cocooning technique during the 1950s and 1960s. They were inspired by the possibilities offered by synthetic materials that could be molded and shaped into unique forms while diffusing light in an appealing way.
To create cocoon lighting fixtures, a synthetic fabric with translucent properties, often made of synthetic fibers such as silk or nylon, is carefully stretched over a wire or metal frame. The fabric is then secured to the frame, creating a smooth and even diffuser that envelops the light source. When illuminated, the fabric emits a warm, gentle glow, creating a cocoon-like effect.






in stock

h 31 dia 29 cm



very good vintage condition



bottom of page