Piero Lissoni is an Italian architect, art director and designer born in 1956.
Together with Nicoletta Canesi, Lissoni formed the studio Lissoni Associati in 1986. Together they have collaborated with some of the top Italian and international furniture manufacturers. In 1996 they created Graph.x, to develop graphic projects.
The work of the studio embraces architecture, graphics and industrial design, with projects of a wide scope including furniture, accessories, kitchens, bathrooms and lighting fixtures as well as corporate identity, advertising, catalogues and packaging. Interior design projects include hotels, showrooms, trade stands, private houses, shops and yachts.
The studio consists of 70 employees and is comprised of architects, designers and graphic designers. The firm collaborates with a variety of producers including Alessi, Boffi, Cappellini, Cassina, Fantini, Flos/Antares, Fritz Hansen, Glas Italia, Kartell, Knoll International, Lema, Living Divani, Lualdi, Matteograssi, Olivari, Pierantonio Bonacina, Poltrona Frau, Porro, Riva 1920, Sabattini, Tecno and Thonet.
Projects involved in the fashion industry include store designs and showrooms for brands such as Benetton, Brosway, Gallo, Piazza Sempione, Santandrean and Serapian.
Piero Lissoni’s architectural projects include a private loft in Monza (2009); a villa near Como (2005); the Mamilla Hotel in Jerusalem (2009), the interior architecture of the bar & lounge areas, and the Scala restaurant, the renovation of the public areas of the Monaco & Grand Canal Hotel (2002-2004) in Venice; the Bentley Design HotelTM in Istanbul (2002); the Al Porto Design HotelTM on Zurich lake(2001); the Mitsui Garden Hotel in Tokyo (2005); the Studio M Hotel in Singapore (2010); Hotel Bellariva (2010), an historic manor house on Garda Lake; the principal suites for the Pierre Hotel New York (2010) and for the Taj Palace Hotel (2010) in Mumbai.
In addition to showrooms for Boffi, Cassina, Porro and Tecno, Piero Lissoni re-designed the headquarters of Living Divani in Anzano del Parco (2007); the headquarters for Glas (2010) and Matteograssi (2011) near Milan; the new offices of La Rinascente Group in Milan (2006); an eight-storey edifice for Benetton in Istanbul (2009).
For the Dutch multinational Stage Entertainment, Piero Lissoni renovated the historic Teatro Nazionale (2009) in Milan.
In collaboration with Studio Brenta Yacht Design, Piero Lissoni designed the interiors of the 27m sailing yacht Ghost (2005), and in partnership with the shipyard Mondo Marine, the 50m motor yacht Tribù designed for Luciano Benetton (2007).
Graph.x has handled the corporate identity, logo and billboards for the Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica di Venezia from the 64th edition onwards (2007-2011).
Recently inaugurated projects include the renovation of the Ferrari Club House at the Fiorano race track; a Pastry Atelier at the Filippo La Mantia restaurant inside the Majestic Hotel in Rome together with the complete renovation of the historic reception rooms (Salone Verdi and Sala Mozart) of the same hotel; apartments and private villas in Switzerland and Italy; shops and showrooms in Paris, London, Frankfurt, Milan.
In April 2010 the studio won a competition organized by the Municipal Council of Maranello, for the restoration of the piazza and construction of a 30 metre tall panoramic tower built of steel and polycarbonate.