Rocchetto Stool

Rocchetto Stool

1967
Designer
Achille Castiglioni, Italian, 1918-2002
Born: Milan, Italy
Work Locations: Milan, Italy
Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, Italian, 1913-1968
Born: Milan, Italy
Work Locations: Milan, Italy
Manufacturer
Kartell S.p.A.
Work Locations: Milan, Italy
Active Dates: 1949-
Country
Italy
stool
ABS plastic and jersey upholstery
Bequest of Suzanne W. Joshel
2009.474A-C
Achille Castiglioni (Italian), Pier Giacomo Castiglioni (Italian). Rocchetto Stool. 1967. ABS plastic and jersey upholstery. Bequest of Suzanne W. Joshel. 2009.474A-C.
Dimensions
height: 18 in, 45.7200 cm; diameter: 16 in, 40.6400 cm
Department
Architecture and Design
Collection
Architecture and Design

Achille Castiglioni
Italian, 1918–2002
Pier Giacomo Castiglioni
Italian, 1913–68
Rocchetto Stool
1967
ABS plastic and jersey upholstery
Manufactured by Kartell, Italy
Bequest of Suzanne W. Joshel, 2009.474

Achille Castiglioni, collaborated with his brother, Pier Giacomo, on product and exhibition design, furniture, and lighting for 25 years. Translated as "spool" in English, the Rocchetto table or stool is formed from two identical plastic components, with removable hard top or upholstered cushion. The Rocchetto, a lesser-known Castiglioni brothers design, embodies the pair's singular approach to functionalism often combined with playfulness. The Castiglionis' designs were expressive and imaginative with an underlying simplicity.

Known Provenance
Bequeathed 2009 by Suzanne W. Joshel, Denver, Colorado to the Denver Art Museum.
Exhibition History
  • "What Is Modern?"—Denver Art Museum, 10/30/2010 - 3/24/2013