Piero Lissoni Peiro Lissoni studied architecture at the Politecnico di Milano. When he graduated in 1985, he began collaborating as designer and art director with such furniture manufacturers as Living Divani and Porro. He founded Studio Lissoni in 1986, with Nicoletta Canesi, which later became Lissoni Associati. They went on in 1996 to create graph.x to develop graphics projects. His works include industrial and graphic design, architecture, and interior projects for hotels, showrooms, trade stands, shops, private houses, and yachts. Lissoni's latest projects include boffi and cassina showrooms in Europe, the United States, and Japan in 2005. He developed the Milan offices for la Rinascente Group in 2006, as well as the headquarters and factory of Living Divani in 2007. His current assignments include luxury resorts and hotels around the world. Piero Lissoni has received numerous awards throughout his career.
Creativity and technology, glamour and functionality, quality and innovation: a combination of extraordinary factors together with a strategic vision of distribution has contributed to the lasting success of Kartell. By cultural and entrepreneurial choice, since its origins in 1949 the Italian manufacturer has chosen to characterize itself as the market leader in the production of designers articles which use technology and plastic materials. This choice requires a great understanding of materials and transformation technology. A leader in furniture design, Kartell addresses an international audience with a collection unique in originality, variety, size, and range.