Piero Castiglioni graduated in Architecture in Milan and started his career in the seventies, working alongside his father Livio in their design studio.
During this period he developed lighting engineering projects for many art galleries and temporary exhibits, hotels, offices, showrooms, shops and private homes. The Scintilla system, which he co-designed with his father, is a FontanaArte bestseller and the result of the experience he gained during those years.
He also designed Sillaba during the same period, followed by Sillabone, inaugurating a new business sector for the Milan-based company, placing somewhere between decorative and technical lighting.
In the 80s, he designed the Parola lights with Gae Aulenti - an exemplary model for technical integration between artisanal work and industrial processing.