For Piero Lissoni, architect, designer and artistic director, specialization in night design, deserves an intellectual, humanistic and unitary approach is what guarantees, after years at the Polytechnic of Milan which he graduated in architecture in 1985. Lissoni Associati Founded in 1987, since 1996 it has been a visual communication agency and has a transdisciplinary expertise: Advertising, packaging, artistic design, scenography but also architecture with the Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam, or interior design with interior design villas, restaurants, yachts, shops and showrooms of brands.
For Lissoni, design is a combined and interactive process that requires a lot of knowledge covering multiple fields.
In the field of industrial design, he designs furniture and accessories with the biggest manufacturers, Cassina, Fritz Hansen, Flos, Knoll, Capellini, Living Divani and since 2017 with B & B Italia editor of the sofa Sake. Inspired by the musicians Ettore Sottsass and Achille Castiglioni as well as by the Nordic artists Arne Jacobsen and Poul Kjærholm, his work is based on long-considered perspectives. His know-how relates to the essential elements through a logistical design that shapes the flows in space. The service, the use, the human factor complete any theoretical conception. He exploits the concept of modularity for his sofas as for his storage edited by Porro. When designing decorative sets, he seeks to create interferences, an alchemy between elements of different styles and different continents. He is embarrassed by the notion of luxury or ostentation, beauty being perceived but not exposed.
The technical challenge of its asymmetric table 196 designed for Cassina demonstrates that its rigor as an architect does not exclude a certain anticonformity.
Adept of the epure, of the “ideal simplicity”, the minimalist elegance of its halo creations of Good Design Award and compasso de oro places beauty at the center of all its projects in the ancient sense of the term, as a universal notion that improves the lives of men.