Piero Lissoni is an architect, art director, designer (1956).
Together with Nicoletta Canesi, Piero Lissoni opens the studio Lissoni Associati in 1986. He begins collaborating as designer and Art Director with some of the best Italian and international furniture manufacturers. In 1996 they create Graph.x to develop graphic projects.
The work of the 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 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 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.