In 1986, the Italian architect, art director and designer Piero Lissoni, together with Nicoletta Canesi, founded the interdisciplinary studio Lissoni Associati in Milan, focusing on architecture as well as interior and product/light design. Lissoni and his multinational team thus comprehensively cover these areas, completing them with graphics, art direction and corporate identity.
Projects extend globally to include private villas and yachts, residential and hospitality buildings, the planning of offices, headquarters, factories and showrooms for a variety of clients. Piero Lissoni has designed products & exhibition stands for many prestigious companies. He is art director for Alpi, Boffi, De Padova, Lema, Living Divani, Lualdi and Porro. His architecture and design work is recognized worldwide and has earned him a series of international awards, including the Good Design Award, Red Dot Award, Compasso D’Oro ADI, Elle Decor International; he is guest lecturer and member of the Advisory Board at the Milan Politecnico, inducted into the New York Interior Design Hall of Fame.
Lissoni group comprises since 1996 Graph.x, the agency directed by Massimo Lissoni for visual communication, specialised in brand identity and logos, including photo shooting for catalogues and advertising campaigns, videos and website design, industrial design packaging and signage for architecture projects, responsible for the visual coordination of the International Film Festival organized by La Biennale di Venezia.
Lissoni Architettura has been established in 2013, to take charge of the numerous international architectural clients and Lissoni Inc. has been created two years later in New York, where interior design for the American, Canadian and the Central and South American-market are developed. Lissoni Inc. works closely with licensed architects of record on all the USA projects.