100 X 100 Achille


Wms&Co co-founder JP Williams has a special connection to this book, which appeals to his love of the overlooked and underappreciated. We were excited to come across a stash of copies in our storage unit, as this sought-after title is now out of print. 

Achille Castiglioni is legendary designer—and one of our favorites—whose passion for objects of anonymous design can be seen in his famous studio, which displays his lifetime collection. As a celebration of the designer’s 100th birthday, the Achille Castiglioni Foundation asked 100 Italian and international designers to donate their favorite “anonymous” objects. This book features these birthday gifts, along with some greeting cards, sent by colleagues, former students, and designers inspired by his work, incluing the Bouroullec brothers, Konstantin Grcic, Enzo Mari, Alessandro Mendini, Philippe Starck and Patricia Urquiola.

176 pages with color illustrations
In Italian and English
13 x 17 cm

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We are lifelong bibliophiles. Shelves filled with books line our studio walls and more are stacked on every surface. We admire their design, scrutinize their typography, fetishize their paper and analyze their binding. We read them for research, for inspiration, for the sheer pleasure of exploring new worlds of thought and experience.

We have curated a selection of books to offer our audience, based on our interests and yours. Most of our books are limited editions or out of print, they are seldom available in the US, and not available on Amazon. 

The fact that we have now launched our own imprint seems an inevitable extension. Wms&Co. books are created in collaboration with the interesting characters, visionaries and designers we encounter. Subject matter varies wildly but is always infused with the spirit of creativity and a respect for good design.

All books are final sale: non-refundable and non-exchangable. 


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