Piero Lissoni

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Piero Lissoni (born July 23, 1956, in Seregno) is an Italian architect, art director and designer.[1] For over thirty years, he has developed projects the world over in the fields of architecture, landscape and interior, as well as in product and graphic design. He is also art director for Alpi, B&B Italia, Boffi, Living Divani, Lema, Lualdi, Porro and Sanlorenzo.[2]

In 1986, Lissoni, alongside Nicoletta Canesi, founded the studio Lissoni & Partners in Milan, Italy, focusing on architecture as well as interior and product design. In 1996, Lissoni Graphx, the agency for visual communication, directed by Piero Lissoni's brother Massimo Lissoni, was added to the company. Graphx specializes in brand identity, including catalogs, advertising campaigns, videos, web design, and packaging. They were in charge of the visual coordination of the Venice International Film Festival, organized by La Biennale di Venezia from 2007 until 2016.[3]

Lissoni Architettura was established in 2013, to take charge of numerous international architectural clients. In 2015, Lissoni Inc. was created in New York, where interior design for the American, Canadian, and Central and South American markets were developed. In 2023, the New York office expanded its services with a new studio dedicated to architecture.[4]


Piero Lissoni is the art director for Alpi, B&B Italia, Boffi, Living Divani, Lema, Lualdi, Porro and Sanlorenzo; he designs products and exhibition stands for many of the above brands and other companies including Alessi, Audi, Bonacina 1889, Cappellini, Cassina, Cotto, Fantini, Gallo, Glas Italia, Golran, Illy, Kartell, Kerakoll Design House, Knoll International, Olivari, Salvatori, Serapian, Tecno, Viccarbe, Wella.[5] Starting out with kitchen and bathroom designs at Boffi Kitchens in the mid-1980s, Lissoni later established his own architectural firm in Milan. The setup called "Lissoni Associati" still continues to produce architectural work, now under the name Lissoni & Partners.[6]


2005 – Hall of Fame, I.D. Magazine International Design Award – USA[7]

2014 – Winner “XXIII Compasso d'Oro”, ADI/Association for Industrial Design – L16 – Lualdi[8]

2014 – Winner “Meilleure architecture intérieure d’hôtel en Europe”, Prix Villégiature 2014 – Conservatorium Hotel/Amsterdam[9]

2016 – Winner "NYC Aquarium & Public Waterfront" open ideas competition Arch Out Loud/ New York USA[10]

2016 – Winner "Meilleur hotel du Moyen Orient", Prix Villégiature 2016 – Mamilla Hotel/Jerusalem[9]

2017 – Winner "Best Sleepover" Wallpaper* Design Awards – Extrasoft bed/ Living Divani[11]

2022 — Winner "Hotel Conversion,” “Lobby and Public Spaces” AHEAD Global Awards - Shangri-La Shougang Park, Beijing [12] [13]

2023 — Winner "Outstanding Contribution" AHEAD Europe [14]


  1. ^ "Piero Lissoni's Must-Have List: iPods, Museums, and More". Elle Decor. 22 December 2011. Retrieved 2012-09-08.
  2. ^ "About Us. Lissoni & Partners".
  3. ^ "La Biennale di Venezia - Corporate Identity".
  4. ^ "Lissoni New York expands its services".
  5. ^ "Piero Lissoni". Coolhunting.com. 2012-04-26. Retrieved 2012-09-08.
  6. ^ "Piero Lissoni – The Maestro of Modern Lighting Designs".
  7. ^ "Interior Design Hall of Fame Members: View by Year". Interior Design. 2014-07-01. Retrieved 2017-10-11.
  8. ^ www.webservicesrl.com, Web Service Internet Solutions S.r.l. -. "ADI – Associazione per il Disegno Industriale". www.adi-design.org (in Italian). Retrieved 2017-10-11.
  9. ^ a b "title". www.prix-villegiature.com. Retrieved 2017-10-11.
  10. ^ "Aquatrium by Pietro Lissoni: a new waterfront aquarium in New York". Archived from the original on 2017-10-12. Retrieved 2017-10-11.
  11. ^ Magazine, Wallpaper* (2017-01-27). "Design Awards 2017: best of the rest | Design | Wallpaper* Magazine". Wallpaper*. Retrieved 2017-10-11.

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