Piero Lissoni is an Architect, Designer and Art Director.
In 1986, he and Nicoletta Canesi founded the interdisciplinary studio Lissoni Associati in Milan, focusing on architecture as well as interior and product design. This was followed in 1996 by the studio for visual communication Graph.x, which specialises in brand identity, including catalogues, advertising campaigns, web design and packaging, responsible since 2007 for the visual coordination of the Venice International Film Festival.
Lissoni Architettura was established in 2013, to take charge of the numerous international architectural clients and, two years later, by Lissoni Inc., in New York, where interior design for the American, Canadian and the Central and South American-market are created. Lissoni Inc. works closely with licensed architects of record on all the USA projects.
Lissoni and his multinational team thus comprehensively cover the areas of architecture, interior and product design, graphics, art direction and corporate identity.
Projects extend globally to include private villas, residential buildings, offices, factories, theatres, restaurants and hotels, yachts.
Piero Lissoni is art director for Alpi, Boffi, De Padova, Lema, Living Divani, Lualdi and Porro; he designs products and exhibition stands for many of the above brands and other prestigious companies including Alessi, B&B Italia, Cappellini, Cassina, Cotto, Fantini, Flos, Glas Italia, Golran, Illy, Kartell, Kerakoll, Knoll International, Salvatori, Sanlorenzo, Tecno, Viccarbe.
His architecture and design work is recognized worldwide and has earned him a series of international awards, including Good Design Award, Red Dot Award, Compasso D’Oro ADI, EDIDA; he is guest lecturer and member of the Advisory Board at the Milan Politecnico, inducted into the New York I.D. Hall of Fame.
Lissoni has recently inaugurated the Roomers Hotel Baden-Baden with its 130 rooms and spa in Germany, he has completed the renovation of the historic 384-room David Citadel Hotel in the Old City of Jerusalem and the new flagship stores for De Padova and Fantini in Milan, for Lema in London, the Alpi showroom in Milan, the Kerakoll Design Lab in Sassuolo. These projects follow a series of international showrooms for Boffi, Cassina, Living Divani, Porro and Tecno.
Current commissions comprise The Oberoi Resort Al Zorah in Ajman, (UAE) a luxury property with waterfront living that includes a hotel, villas, restaurants, a spa, swimming pools and a private beach; the façade concept and interior design of The Middle House two towers for Swire Hotel in the Jing’an district, Shanghai, to include public spaces, guestrooms and serviced apartments; the development of the business hotel brand Shilla Stay Hotels for the Samsung Group (11 hotels in Seoul and across South Korea);the interior design of a five star hotel destination in Croatia, the Hotel Park facing the Marina and the old town of Rovigno; the Lionheart Capital development The Ritz-Carlton-Residences Miami Beach is a conversion of a former hospital into exclusive waterfront condos and villas; Casa Fantini, an elegant 11 rooms boutique hotel with spa on the shores of Orta Lake; the interior design of a townhouse in New York; private villas in Amsterdam, Geneva and Tel Aviv.
Piero Lissoni’s expertise and his passion for food and kitchen design led the firm to design the restaurant D’O for the celebrated chef Davide Oldani (2016) and the restaurant Filippo la Mantia Oste e Cuoco (2015) for the Sicilian chef.
Lissoni’s interest in the art world brought him to design the photographer Giovanni Gastel retrospective, curated by Germano Celant, at Palazzo della Ragione (2016), the room for temporary shows at Bagatti Valsecchi Museum, inaugurated with the exhibit “The triptych of Antonello da Messina” (2015) and the exhibition on the Renaissance painter “Bernardino Luini e i suoi Figli” at Palazzo Reale (2014) in Milan.
Lissoni designed the Grand Hotel Billia in Saint Vincent (Aosta Valley) with its adjoining Parc Hotel Billia, L’Eve spa, Casino de la Vallée and Congress Centre (2013-2014); the renovation of Mare Pineta (2011-2013) beauty farm and hotel in Milano Marittima, the first Grand Hotel of the coast inaugurated in 1927; the Conservatorium Hotel, Amsterdam’s former Conservatory of Music converted into a luxury hotel (2011-2012); the Hotel Bellariva, an historic manor house on Garda Lake transformed into an elegant hotel (2010); the Mamilla Hotel in the Old City of Jerusalem (2009); the expansion of the historic Teatro Nazionale in Milan (2009); the eight-storey Benetton flagship store in Kadıköy, Istanbul (2009); the renovation and interior refitting of the Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal Hotel in Venice (2002-2004). Other completed works include the 50m yacht Tribù(2007)in partnership with Mondo Marine shipyard and the interiors of the 36m sailing yacht Ghost(2005) in collaboration with Brenta Yacht Design Studio. Incursions into the fashion world comprehend collaborations with the Italian brands Benetton, Gallo, Santandrea and Serapian as well as NY designer Elie Tahari.