Happy to share Satyendra Pakhale contribution ‘Channapatha wooden top’ to the exhibition ‘Anonymous Objects’ by 100 invited designers from around the world to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Achille Castiglioni, on show from 16 February – 30 April 2018 at Fondazione Achille Castiglioni.

Playing with ‘Channapatna Wooden Top’ brings a smile to the face and reminds me the curious smile that was so unique to Achille Castiglioni who showed us how to invent the everyday life with factual intuition and irony.

Wish you Happy Happy 100th Birthday Achille!

With joy,

Satyendra Pakhalé

Channapatna Wooden Top – I like the universality of this wonderfully basic yet profoundly philosophical object – Top. For many centuries now Channapatna Wooden toys and Tops made in ivory-wood and lacquered in child safe vegetable dyes in vivid colours near Bangalore, India.