Piero Lissoni

Piero Lissoni, architect and designer, collaborates with Pietra Pece since 2020.

He designed four of our collections.



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The architect, designer and art director Piero Lissoni (1956), after graduating from the Politecnico di Milano, founded the Milan based interdisciplinary studio Lissoni Associati in 1986 together with Nicoletta Canesi, developing architecture, interior and industrial design projects. Ten years later, they opened Graph.x, the graphics studio specializing in brand development and corporate identity. In 2013 Lissoni Architettura was created and in 2015 the New York based Lissoni Inc. was established, to better serve clients in the Americas and to help expand the firm’s international presence.


With its staff of 70, the studio develops architecture, interiors, design and graphics projects, including villas, residential complexes, offices, factories, theatres, restaurants and hotels, yachts, shops, retail areas, museum fit-outs, exhibition stands, furniture and lighting.


Piero Lissoni is the art director for Alpi, Boffi, De Padova, Living Divani, Lema, Lualdi, Porro and Sanlorenzo for whom he designs a variety of products. Recognized as one of the masters of contemporary design, he works for many international brands including Alessi, Antrax, B&B, Bonacina1889, Cappellini, Cassina, Cotto, Fantini, Flos, Glas Italia, Golran, Illy, Janus et Cie, Kartell, Kerakoll, Knoll, Mosaicomicro, Nerosicilia, Olivari, Salvatori, Tecno, Viccarbe.


Recently completed architectural projects include: The Middle House for the Swire Hotels Group in Shanghai (2018), The Oberoi Al Zorah Beach Resort Ajman in the UAE (2017), Oceana Bal Harbour, the masterful 240-unit condominium in Miami (2017), Casa Fantini, an 11-room hotel on the shores of Lake Orta (2017), the Sanlorenzo SX88 (2017) and SX76 (2018) yachts, Roomers Hotel in Baden-Baden with 130 rooms and spa (2016), Conservatorium Hotel in Amsterdam (2012), Mamilla Hotel in Jerusalem (2009), the renovation of the historic Teatro Nazionale in Milan (2009) and the production headquarters of Fantini spa (2018), Kerakoll Design Lab (2014), Glas Italia (2010) and Living Divani (2007).


Current projects include the Hotel Park in Croatia, the Autograph Hotel and Residences in Budapest, SLS Lux Hotels & Residences in Washington D.C., the Miami Beach Ritz-Carlton Residences, apartments at 45 Park Place in New York, the Hilton Tbilisi hotel in Georgia and private villas in Amsterdam, New York and Mumbai.


Lissoni’s interest in the art world brought him to design a variety of temporary shows in Milan: the room for exhibitions at Bagatti Valsecchi Museum, inaugurated with “The triptych of Antonello da Messina” (2015) and recently featuring “The Museum of Innocence by Orhan Pamuk” (2018), the retrospective of the photographer Giovanni Gastel, curated by Germano Celant, at Palazzo della Ragione (2016), the anthology of the Renaissance painter “Bernardino Luini e i suoi Figli” at Palazzo Reale (2014).Fondazione Palazzo Te has inaugurated in Mantua the exhibition “Tiziano/Gerhard Richter- Heaven on earth ” where Piero Lissoni, with Lissoni Associati and Graph.x, has designed the installation, the project of visual identity and the catalogue to accompany the show (2018-2019).


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 a Board Member of the MAXXI National Museum in Rome and he is visiting professor and part of the Advisory Board at the Politecnico di Milano. He also serves as an Honorary Member of the Altagamma International Council.







2002 “Red Dot Award/Product Design”, Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen (D)

Case System 2.3 – Boffi


2003 “Kitchen & Materials”, Elle Decoration International Design Awards

Case System – Boffi


2005 “Hall of Fame”, I.D. Magazine International Design Award (USA)


2006 “Best of the Best” & “Best detail” IMM Cologne Int. Innovation Award (D)

Hub – Glas Italia


2006 Elle Decoration International Design Award

Table System – Boffi


2006 “Good Design Award”, Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Arch. & Design (USA)

Table System – Boffi


2007 Good Design Award, Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Arch. & Design (USA)

Hi-Tech – Living Divani


2008 “Monte-Carlo Showboat International Award” (FR)

Tribù Yacht


2009 “Elle Decoration International Design Award”

Glass – Boffi


2009 “Good Design Award”, Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Arch. & Design (USA)

Ile Club – Living Divani


2010 “Best of the Best” IMM Köln Intern. Innovation Award Cologne (D)

Eve – Cassina


2012 Elle Decoration International Design Awards

Shin – Porro


2012 “Good Design Award”, Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Arch. & Design (USA)

Audrey – Kartell


2014 “XXIII Compasso d’Oro”, ADI/Association for Industrial Design (ITA)

L16 – Lualdi


2015 “Best Grid”, Wallpaper* Design Award (UK)

Lipp Sofa – Living Divani


2015 “Best International Designer of the Year”

Interiores Awards/Madrid – Prisma Publicaciones (ES)


2016 “Best Product/Furnishing System”, 1st Salone del Mobile Award (ITA)

Commodore – Glas Italia


2016 “Best of Category”, Archiproduct Design Award (ITA)

Tarsie 1 – Alpi


2017 “Best Sleepover”, Wallpaper* Design Awards (UK)

Extrasoft bed -Living Divani


2017 “Best Ribs and Ripples”, Wallpaper* Design Awards (UK)

Commodore – Glas Italia


2017 “Red Dot Award/ Best of the Best”, Essen (D)

Piuma – Kartell


2017 “Bedding”, Elle Decoration International Design Awards

Makura – Porro


2018 “Honorable Mention” XXV Compasso d’Oro

Piuma – Kartell






2006 “New Designer of the Year”, World Superyacht Awards

Ghost sailing yacht (USA)


2014 “Meilleure architecture intérieure d’hôtel en Europe”, Prix Villégiature

Conservatorium Hotel/Amsterdam (NL)


2016 “Meilleur hotel du Moyen Orient”, Prix Villégiature

Mamilla Hotel/Jerusalem (IL)


2016 “NYC Aquarium & Public Waterfront” open ideas competition winner

Arch Out Loud/ New York (USA)


2017 “Interior/Architecture”, Iconic Award

Roomers Hotel/Baden Baden, (D)


2017 “Best Lobby and Public Spaces” Ahead Europe Awards 2017

Roomers Hotel Baden Baden (D)


2017 ”Editor’s choice” winner at the Identity Design Awards 2017

The Oberoi Al Zorah Beach Resort Ajman, Identity Middle East (UAE)


2019 “Excellent Communications Design” Nominee – German Design Award

The David Citadel Hotel/Jerusalem (IL)






Piero Lissoni, published by DAAB 2007

Piero Lissoni Recent Architecture, published by Hatje Cantz 2011

I maestri del design Piero Lissoni, published by Sole24Ore 2012

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