Piero Lissoni


With offices in Milan and New York, Lissoni & Partners has a thirty-year history in developing international projects in the fields of architecture, landscape, interior, product and graphic design, as well as acting as art director for a range of prestigious companies.

Led by Piero Lissoni, the practice combines a range of expertise with a tailored approach that sets it apart, establishing a stylistic code and a visual identity that are clearly and instantly recognizable.
The works of the practice are inspired by a sense of rigor and simplicity and are characterized by a regard to detail, coherence and elegance with particular attention to proportion and harmony.

Piero Lissoni is creative director for Alpi, B&B Italia, Boffi, Living Divani, Lema, Lualdi, Porro and Sanlorenzo, for whom he also designs an extensive range of products. Recognized as one of the masters of contemporary design, he has worked with many international brands including Alessi, Antrax, Atlas Concorde, Bonacina1889, Cappellini, Cassina, Cotto, De Padova, Fantini, Fendi Casa, Flos, Glas Italia, Golran, illycaffè, Janus et Cie, Kartell, Kerakoll, KN Industrie, Knoll, Nerosicilia, Olivari, Salvatori, Tecno, Viccarbe.

Organised around different fields of intervention, the practice comprises Lissoni Casal Ribeiro for masterplans, landscape design and architecture, Lissoni Associati for interior design, product design, art direction and fit-outs, and Lissoni Graphx for graphic design, visual communication and brand identity, while Lissoni New York develops architecture and interior design projects for the American continent.

Some of the most important architecture and interior projects deserving of mention include the Shangri-La Shougang Park in Beijing (2021) realized for the 2022 winter Olympics, The Ritz-Carlton Residences in Miami Beach (2020), the Grand Park Hotel in Croatia (2019), the restyling of the historic Camparino bar in the Galleria of Milan (2019), The Middle House for the Swire Hotels Group in Shanghai (2018), the residential projects One Paraiso and Grand Paraiso in Miami (2018), The Oberoi Al Zorah Beach Resort Ajman in the UAE (2017), the Casa Fantini hotel on the shores of Lake Orta (2017), the Sanlorenzo yachts SX112 (2020), SX76 (2018) and SX88 (2017), the Conservatorium Hotel in Amsterdam (2012), the renovation of the historic Teatro Nazionale in Milan (2009), in addition to the corporate headquarters of Boffi, Cassina, Fantini, Glas Italia, Living Divani and the Sanlorenzo shipyards in La Spezia and Ameglia.

Ongoing projects include new-build hotels and residences in Moscow and Budapest, a large mixed-use complex (offices and residences) in the same Hungarian city, the expansion of The Oberoi Al Zorah Beach Resort in Ajman, a luxury resort in Dubai, a boutique hotel with residences in Jesolo, luxury hotels in Spalato, Mumbai and the interiors for SLS Red Sea as part of The Red Sea Project, an ambitious venture to develop extra-luxury, carbon-neutral islands in Saudi Arabia.
On the American continent, the practice is developing residential projects such as the Oakridge Residences in Vancouver and the Arborea Itaim in Sao Paulo, a hotel in New York and another in Washington DC, as well as other residential projects and a series of private villas.

Piero Lissoni’s interest in the art world has brought him to design a range of temporary exhibitions, including the retrospective of the photographer Giovanni Gastel at the Palazzo della Ragione in Milan, curated by Germano Celant, and the anthology dedicated to the Renaissance painter “Bernardino Luini e i suoi Figli” at the Palazzo Reale, also in Milan. In 2020 he realized the fit-out project for the exhibition “Giovanni Gastel. The People I like” at the MAXXI National Museum of 21st Century Arts in Rome and reshown at the Triennale in Milan. Lissoni Associati is a supporting member of the Fondazione Palazzo Te, a partnership that began in 2018 with the fit-out design, graphics and catalogue for the exhibition “Tiziano/Gerhard Richter. Il Cielo sulla Terra”, followed by the design of the exhibitions “Giulio Romano: Arte e Desiderio” in 2019, “Venere Divina. Armonia sulla Terra” in 2021 and “Mantova: l’Arte di vivere” in 2022, the latter also including realization of the visual communications.
From 2015 to 2019 the Studio worked with the Bagatti Valsecchi Museum in Milan, designing the temporary exhibitions room and a series of fit-outs, and becoming an institutional partner of the house museum in 2017.

Piero Lissoni has received a series of international awards, including the Good Design Award, the Red Dot Award and the Compasso d’Oro ADI. He is Board Member of the MAXXI National Museum of 21st Century Arts in Rome and is part of the Advisory Board at the Politecnico di Milano. He also serves as an Honorary Member of the Altagamma International Council.

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