Piero Lissoni at Stardust
Piero Lissoni (b. 1956), Italy.
Piero Lissoni Biography:Piero Lissoni (born 1956) is one of Italy's leading Italian architects and designer, known for his contemporary furniture design. Lissoni's influences include Italian masters Zanuso, Sottsass, Castiglioni, and Magistretti, but also Danish designers such as Arne Jacobsen and Poul Kjaerholm. His clients are many of the most world-renowned design companies: Alessi, Boffi, Cappellini, Cassina, Flos, Fritz Hansen, Kartell, Living Divani, Matteograssi, Poltrona Frau, Porro, and Tecno. Piero Lissoni was born in 1956 and graduated from the Milan Polytechnic with a degree in architecture in 1978. In 1984, he began working as an Art Director and Designer at Boffi, an Italian architecture firm which specializes in designing kitchens and bathrooms. A few years later, he founded the architectural firm Lissoni Associates with Nicoletta Canesi. He continues to design today, and one of his pieces, Sol Light, a 3-dimensional geometric grid of cubes, was recently auctioned off to raise money for cancer research. Lissoni is a very minimalistic designer and has worked with many of the world's most notable design companies, including furniture maker Kartell and others.
Piero Lissoni Design:Architect and designer Piero Lissoni approaches his work with a mastery of proportion and an acute sensitivity for the subtlety that distinguishes the common from the insightful, never designing for a specific function or purpose, but designing for human beings. The Piero Lissoni studio embraces architecture, graphics and industrial design, with projects ranging from furniture, accessories, kitchens, bathroom and lighting fixtures to corporate identity, advertising, catalogues and packaging. Interior design projects include hotels, showrooms, trade stands, private houses, shops and yachts. The Piero Lissoni furniture collection from Glas Italia is available exclusively from Stardust. The Flos Mini Button is another classic Piero Lissoni design from Stardust. The studio currently employs over 70 people, comprising architects, designers and graphic designers and creates solutions for 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. Incursions into the fashion world involve store design and showrooms for brands such as Benetton, Brosway, Gallo, Piazza Sempione, Santandrea, Serapian, in addition to showrooms and corporate identity for the American designer Elie Tahari, based in New York.
Piero Lissoni Architecture:Piero Lissoni architectural projects include a private loft in Monza (2009); a villa near Como (2005); the Mamilla Hotel in Jerusalem (2009) with 210 new rooms and suites, the interior architecture of the bar & lounge areas, and the Scala restaurant, serving kosher haute cuisine; 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, today exclusively dedicated to musicals. Stardust loves the contemporary modern architectural style of the Piero Lissoni style including his latest yacht design. In collaboration with Studio Brenta Yacht Design, Piero Lissoni designed the interiors of the 27m sailing yacht Ghost (2005) owned by a New York art dealer, 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).
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