In 1956, Pier Giacomo Castiglioni was one of the founding members of ADI (Association for Industrial Design). His varied interests led Achille Castiglioni into teaching. Between 1969 and 1993, he taught “Industrial Design” first in the Faculty of Architecture of the Politecnico di Torino then in the Politecnico di Milano. Has received numerous awards, amongst them: nine “Compasso d’Oro” awards, Grand Prix at the Milan Triennale, winner of numerous international competitions, honorary member of the Faculty of Royal Designers for Industry and the Royal Society of Art in London, honorary degree from the Royal College of Art in London, honorary degree in Industrial Design from the Politecnico di Milano. Many of his works can be found in museums throughout the world including fourteen in MoMA in New York. From 1984 to 1986, he curated an exhibition of his work, which launched in Vienna and was then hosted by the major European museums.