A touch of new objectivity
Quo vadis, furniture design? This year’s Salone del Mobile reveals a few ideas. An analysis in our glance back at the fair.
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Piero Lissoni started his career as a designer in the late 70s. After his Architecture degree at Milan Polytechnic, he started his collaboration with Boffi in 1985, as designer first and than as Art Director until today. Together with Nicoletta Canesi, Piero Lissoni founded Studio Lissoni in 1986 (later become Lissoni Associati) and Graph.x in 1996, developing projects of Architecture, Interiors, Industrial and Graphic Design in addition to Art Direction and Corporate Image.
Among his clients: Alessi, Boffi, Cappellini, Cassina, Flos, Fritz Hansen, Glas, Kartell, Knoll International, Lema, Living Divani, Poltrona Frau, Porro, Tecno, Thonet and Wella.
Industrial design and graphic projects range from furniture, accessories, kitchens, bathrooms, lighting fixtures to corporate identity, signage and packaging.
Interior projects include showrooms, trade stands, hotels, private houses and yachts.Among the recent realizations of interiors are:
a private villa near Como (2005);in Venice, restoration and furnishing of all common areas of the luxury Hotel “Monaco & Grand Canal”, the Bacaro Bar and the re-design of the historical “Zanin” pastry shop (2006); in Istanbul the Bentley Design HotelTM ; in Switzerland the “Al Porto” Hotel by the Zurich Lake; in Tokyo the “Mitsui Garden” business Hotel in Tokyo Ginza district (2006).
Furthermore: interiors for private residences in Milan, Tokyo and Moscow; the main Boffi showrooms around the world; Porro showroom ViaDurini15 in Milan, Cassina showroom in Paris along with various Cassina IXC in Japan; the Milan offices of La Rinascente Group and Tecno headquarters and showroom.
Besides, the corporate identity for the American fashion designer Elie Tahari, and in collaboration with Studio Brenta a 37m private sailing yacht for a New York art dealer.
The latest assignments, still in progress, include: the interiors of the Shangri LaTM Hotel & Resort in Miami; a luxury resort at the Turks & Caicos Islands, inclusive of a Mandarin HotelTM and private villas; a 5 star hotel in Jerusalem and in Italy the re-design of headquarters/factories for Boffi, Glas and Living Divani; projects for private villas and interiors for a 50m private yacht.
Additionally, new collections for the long list of corporate clients presented during the last Milan Furniture Fair 2006.In November 2005 Piero Lissoni was inducted in the New York “Hall of Fame of Interior Design”.
“Table System” kitchen by Boffi received the Best kitchen Award by Elle Decor Intern. (2005) and the Good Design Award by the Chicago Atheneum Museum of Arch. & Design (2006).Piero Lissoni is Art Director for Boffi, Lema, Living Divani, Porro and Tecno.