“I wanted to create something simple in form but with details that make it precious,” he says, pointing out that the dining table’s top is ever-so-slightly darker than its legs, which taper off into brass feet that can be adjusted to sit happily on uneven ground. Castiglioni’s imaginative outdoor fabrics—one of them inspired by his favorite palm—cover the seat cushions.
After making its debut in Milan this April, the collection is likely to crop up in Castiglioni’s next landscape projects, among them a private terrace in Milan, a roof garden for a local tech company, and a family home in Piedmont. “My gardens are always about storytelling,” Castiglioni says. “Now we can tell the full story.”