Piero Lissoni was born in Brianza, Italy in 1956. He studied Architecture at Politecnico di Milano University, and graduated in 1985.
Piero established Lissoni Associati with his partner Nicoletta Canesi in 1986 and Graph.x in 1996. He works in all design disciplines from industrial design, graphics, and art direction to architecture and interior projects including hotels, private houses, showrooms, shops, and yachts. In addition, he is Creative Director for Boffi, Lema, Living Divani, Porro and Tecno, overseeing all aspects of the companies′ design efforts.
Today, Lissoni Associati Milano and Graph-X count world-renowned companies on their client lists, including Alessi, Artelano, Boffi, Cappellini, Cassina, FLOS/Antares, Fritz Hansen, Glas Italia, Kartell, Knoll International, Living Divani, Poltrona Frau, Porro, and Tecno.
Piero is often thought of as a minimalist, but in reality the designer’s aim is to create a complementary cohabitation of different styles. He has been inducted into the New York Hall of Fame of Interior Design, and has won the “Compasso d′Oro” twice, the Good Design Award by the Chicago Atheneum Museum of Architecture three times, and the Best of the Best at the International Fair IMM in Cologne.