HAPPY HOLIDAYS and best wishes for 2017


Housed in a new building that has been sensitively designed by Piero Lissoni, the project is the culmination of a three-year construction process. The Hotel Roomers Baden Baden is spread over 12,000 sqm, its modernist style fitting coherently within the Lange Strasse 100 area while simultaneously providing a deliberate contrast to the historical buildings of the neighborhood. Working with the local firm of architects KHP who were contracted to develop the lot, Lissoni Architettura designed the building, producing a hotel with a spectacular façade and distinctive interiors. In the public areas, Piero Lissoni has created a series of calm, atmospheric spaces, ordered around a minimalist designed foyer, incorporating key elements such as antique church portals and adjoining gardens with an outdoor terrace. The project has seen renowned Italian companies such as Boffi, Cassina, Flos, Glas Italia, Lema, Living Divani and Porro come together to create a an outstanding example of contemporary design.

Developed in collaboration with entrepreneur Bernhard Wagener and Gekko Group, the hotel features 130 spacious guest rooms and suites, the gourmet Pan-Asian restaurant Moriki, a lounge bar with a rooftop terrace and infinity pool with open view to the Black Forrest and a second bar on the ground floor.
In keeping with the holistic nature of the town, the 500 sqm Spa is located on the 4th floor, overlooking Baden-Baden.

The Roomers Hotel has officially opened on November 10th 2016

The Roomers Hotel
Lange Str. 100, 76530
Baden-Baden - Germania

Photographer - Federico Cedrone

Elle Decor Grand Hotel is the project-installation opening October 6th in the rooms of Palazzo Morando. The idea of the magazine Elle Decor Italia is a reflection on the evolution of the hotel concept. Piero Lissoni designed the project for the public areas, as those of a Hôtel Particulier. “I have conceived a hotel that is an aristocratic hostel rather than a hotel, simply changing the aesthetics of the interiors and using the style code of Italian architects at the turn of the seventeenth century, a particularly bright period with very strict architectural proportions. The whole project works on evident contrasts, classic with modern and modern that dialogues with history.” The rooms, given the French names Accueil, Fumoir, Bibliothèque, Café & Restaurant, Séjour and Jardin, are furnished with contemporary design pieces that are in relation with facades and interiors of historic palazzos, reproduced with photographic elaborations on the walls.

6 – 22 October 2016
Palazzo Morando
Costume Moda Immagine
Via Sant’Andrea 6, Milan

The exhibition Giovanni Gastel, curated by Germano Celant, offers a broad anthology of the photographer’s long career, from his early days in the 1970s till the present, and attempt to demonstrate the complexity of his work, by interweaving the professional and biographic events of his life. The labyrinth conceived by Lissoni Architettura amplifies the many-faceted creativity of Gastel, who ranges between fashion and design, portraiture and still life, always extending the aesthetic and technical boundaries of photography in his experimental shots. The catalogue’s design produced by GraphX, conceived by Celant, is including images, documents, statements, accounts and works to create a unique portrait of Giovanni Gastel.

Giovanni Gastel
Palazzo della Ragione – Milan
23rd september – 13rd november 2016

Chairs by Architecs illustrate how qualities in architects’s buildings are also evident in their furniture. An outstanding selection of 55 iconic chairs, the book includes such early modern pioneers as Rennie Mackintosh, Antoni Gaudi, and Walter Gropius together with contemporary masters such as Frank Gehry and Zaha Hadid. Piero Lissoni is presented with the chair Eve, designed in 2009 for Cassina.

Author: Agata Toromanoff
Published by Thames &Hudson
London 2016

Lissoni Architettura, with Piero Lissoni and team members Miguel Casal Ribeiro, Joao Silva and Mattia Susani, has been selected as the First Place Winner of the NYC Aquarium & Public Waterfront open ideas competition.

No better position could be chosen to represent the most important NYC Aquarium than the East River itself. The project creates a dynamic system that interacts with its surroundings, offering multiple ways to experience the water world represented by eight triple-height transparent biomes: four Oceans (Atlantic, Pacific, Indian and Southern) and four Seas (Caribbean, Mediterranean, Tasman and Red Sea), while the North and South Poles are expressed by a visible iceberg in the center of the Atrium.
The site is excavated to become a spacious and innovative water basin, with the Aquarium and Marine Center forming a submerged two-level island accessed via a perimetral ramp that starts from the lobby entrance and leads visitors along the biome pathway. A sloped beachfront encloses the parking area to form a panoramic public space, while a boardwalk surrounds the basin to become a floating ring connecting the two waterfronts and encompassing the Aquarium and its sliding roof.

The main idea is to generate an environment whereby visitors feel that they themselves are entering the water to discover the beauty of the marine life on display; a living shell that opens to the sky during the day to reveal the sea worlds and which closes as darkness falls to take on a “second life” as a planetarium, protecting the arena and the biome domes within, like a shell protects the pearl.
You can see the full competition results at

Lissoni Associati “Open Studio Café”
via Goito 9 (MM2 Lanza or Moscova – MM3 Turati)
An invitation to visit the Studio, from April 12th to 17th, 11am – 5pm,
in collaboration w/ Illy Caffè, Glas Italia, Living Divani and Porro


via Solferino 7 Milano
10am - 9pm

via Solferino 7 Milano
10am - 9pm

Glas Italia
Salone Internazionale del Mobile
Hall 16/D18 - C23

Flagship Store Milano
Via Santa Sofia 27 Milano
10am - 9pm

Salone Internazionale del Mobile
Hall 20/A15 - B14

Salone Internazionale del Mobile
Hall 7/B15 - C24

Salone Internazionale del Mobile
Hall 7/B15 - C24

Living Divani
Salone Internazionale del Mobile
Hall 5/E19 - F18

Living Divani
Salone Internazionale del Mobile
Hall 5/E19 - F18



Salone Internazionale del Mobile
Hall 5/E04 - E08

Salone Internazionale del Mobile
Hall 7/D15 - E18

Salone Internazionale del Mobile
Hall 7/D15 - E18

The “Shabbychic “ collection, designed by Piero Lissoni for SchönhuberFranchi, includes dishes with 15 different decorations in blue shades, that could be mixed and matched to taste: Rete da pesca, Paglia di Vienna, Tratti, Bordo Griglia, Triangoli, Punti, Triangoli tratti, Fiore, Tratteggi, Fagiano, Pavone, Airone, Rondine, Sfumato, Bordo Sfumato. “I wanted to industrialize the Shabby Chic style, that was coined in Great Britain during the 80’s, by opening my casket of dreams and memories and designing plates which could belong to our grandparents or be found in flea markets the world over “ explains Lissoni. “I tried to take this poetic vision to an industrial level: more and more I like the slight imperfection, because it’s fairly easy to make something perfect nowadays. This collection of porcelain is my expression of a controlled imperfection”.

Photographer - Nicolò Brunelli

De Padova has a new address at Via Santa Cecilia 7, a secluded street near Corso Monforte in Milan. Designed by the company’s art director Piero Lissoni, the new De Padova show-room is the reflection of today’s home, a place of light and a laboratory of ideas. This former industrial space extends for 1,100 square meters over two levels and is accessed via a pedestrianized car tunnel that is illuminated by the store lighting through a large glazed opening. Different settings have been recreated inside to display a variety of furnishing options for tailored interior projects featuring kitchens from Boffi, antique rugs, ceramics and contemporary art.

e DePadova
Via Santa Cecilia 7,
20121 – Milano

Photographer - Tommaso Sartori

The 72nd Venice International Film Festival, directed by Alberto Barbera and organized by the Biennale chaired by Paolo Baratta, has been held on the Lido from September 2 to 12 2015. The visual identity and corporate image of the Venice Film Festival was designed again this year by Studio Graph.X in Milan, based on Simone Massi’s drawings.
The poster has been created in continuity, from a figurative and narrative point of view, with the three earlier posters (2012-2014). In the foreground stands a female figure with features reminiscent of an icon of art-house films in the 1980s, Nastassja Kinski. This time, the film might be Paris, Texas by Wim Wenders. In the background is the star of last year’s poster, inspired by the final frame of The Four Hundred Blows by François Truffaut and the main character of the film, Antoine Doinel / Jean-Pierre Léaud.

For further information
La Biennale di Venezia
Ph. +39 041 5218861
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Created by Piero Lissoni, Opening Velasca is the urban architecture and design space that?will envelope the Torre Velasca, one of Milan's most cherished landmarks, during Expo 2015. The project hosts the Living Divani Temporary Store, with a lounge area displaying the outdoor collection. It is a sophisticated, contemporary haven that seems to dispel the frenzy and stress of the city, bestowing unexpected moments of calm and relaxation. A spectacular neon light sculpture has been installed on the ceiling inside the store, a homage to the Milanese conceptual artist Lucio Fontana. The piazza was created with the contribution of Flos for the lighting, Kerakoll for the finishings, Carnini Irrigazione and Nespoli Vivai for the plants.

Photographer - Santi Caleca

1:1 Piero Lissoni exhibition in New York is a unique experience: the temporary “Casa Lissoni”, furnished with examples of industrial design is in fact a journey into the creative heart of New York, to discover the style of Piero Lissoni with eight emerging local design studios and so create a bridging link with the city during the ICFF fair. Organized by Lissoni Architettura and curated by Carin Scheve, the event takes place in a venue that is a spectacular example of industrial architecture, the Nextdoor's studio in Brooklyn. The installation hence features major manufacturers and emerging Brooklyn designers, architects and artisans who produce both independently and for leading brands.

4014 First Ave. 6th Fl. Unit 603
Brooklyn, Ny 11232
Open 16th - 20th May 2015

Fantini showroom Milan opens in the heart of the city at Via Solferino 18: the architectural setting is characterised by a spatial division that respects the original structure, of which several elements are preserved, and by the choice of stone as the preferred material. Brightness is the design’s principal aspect, created through a colour palette dominated by the white of walls, bookcases, the large table and the armchairs, the pastel grey of the dramatic, ample curtains which, by contrast, enhance the product gallery’s dark stone Pietra d’Avola by Salvatori. The domestic atmosphere of this “metropolitan interior” presents Fantini showroom Milan as a welcoming place, with the warmth of residential settings, savouring the visual and acoustic pleasure of water. Bookcases, decorative collector’s items and the large, spectacular chandelier create a dialogue between modernity and tradition, a metaphor for Fantini itself. Lissoni Architettura has interpreted the design, going beyond the classic showroom concept.

Via Solferino, 18
20121 Milano

Photographer - Santi Caleca

The Botanical Garden of Brera is the amazing background of a sophisticated project whose central theme is perfume. The research is presented on the occasion of EXPO 2015 in May, with a special preview during the Milan Design Week in April, due to the aesthetic and philosophical features these products embodies. The Foundation BE OPEN decided to explore the world of fragrances by especially focusing on some historic brands, which have disappeared. Lissoni Associati gave its interpretation to the American perfume house Lundborg, transforming a common greenhouse into a precious object containing an alchemist laboratory. The installation has inspired Gérald Ghislain to create a unique fragrance, which could combine the visual impact of the designers' works with the historic perfume now disappeared.

The Garden of Wonders. A Journey Through Scents.

Orto Botanico, Milan
via Fratelli Gabba 10 / via Brera 28
within “Energy for Creativity”
13 April – 24 May 2015

Photographer - Gionata Xerra

The Villegiature Awards created in 2003 gather a voting Jury composed of 25 international press correspondents and journalists from very famous medias covering all over the world.
They reward the best of the best hotels in Europe, Asia, Africa and Middle-East.

Conservatorium Hotel won the award for Best interior design in a hotel in Europe: Piero Lissoni

The 2014 Awards were remitted last Oct. 13th,2014 at 41 rue Francois 1er in Paris, in presence
of more than 50  international journalists, personnalities from the top level gastronomy world like
Chef Pierre Gagnaire, Chef Christophe Dufossé,  all the executive teams of  the nominated hotels,
the executive managers of the Interior Design studios like the ones of Piero Lissoni, Pierre-Yves
Rochon,  Jean-Jacques Ory and  many diplomats , Minister for Embassy of Japan, Minister for the Embassy of Morocco among others.

DZINE is honored to host internationally renowned architect and designer Piero Lissoni in celebration of the exhibition "1:1 Piero Lissoni" in San Francisco, that opened on September 3rd. The 3 week long multi-media exhibition explores the designer’s architecture, furniture, products and graphic design through models, sketches and video. The co-founder of Lissoni Associati, as well as the creative director of Boffi, Desalto, Lema, Living Divani, Glas Italia and Porro, Lissoni has brought forth a mastery of proportion and insightful sensibility to all of his work. Lissoni has established himself as one of the most notable names in contemporary design for his clean aesthetics and subtle forms while collaborating with many of the world's best design companies.

On September 19th, Piero Lissoni will give a lecture benefiting the Center for Architecture and Design in
SF from 5:30-7pm at fuseproject (1401 16th St., SF, CA 94103) followed by a public reception from 7-9pm at the DZINE showroom (128 Utah St., SF, CA 94103)

Every month the stars of international design “ box themselves in” to create a unique and original object, made only for one month, for subscribers. Each designerbox is an exclusive object : Piero Lissoni is the guest designer with box n.13, released in July. “Casual “ is a piece which inspires serenity and well-being. It symbolizes the personality of Piero Lissoni, one of the world’s most renowned designers/architects, as well as his art: Italian chic where streamlining, simplicity and preciseness symbolize the current art form.
A touch of impertinence brings about a surprising effect; in fact, it isn’t one but three different shapes that were drawn, playing on chance, a wink toward the number 13 as a lucky charm.

Piero Lissoni is the winner of the XXIII edition of Compasso d’Oro with the product: L16 internal door by LUALDI. The awards ceremony took place on May 28th, in Milan. “Compasso d’Oro for giving architectural significance to a furnishing element by making it surprisingly slender and subtle.“
ADI Category: Design of materials and components. ADI Design Index 2012

Celebrating 40 years of enduring partnerships and commitment to bringing the best in contemporary
design to the public, Luminaire is honored to host the internationally-renowned architect and designer
Piero Lissoni.

The co-founder of Lissoni Associati, as well as the creative director of Living Divani, Glas Italia and Porro, Mr Lissoni has brought a mastery of proportion and insightful sensibility to all his designs.

In a partnership that began many years ago, Piero Lissoni and Luminaire have once more joined forces
on a new collaboration. The exhibition “1:1 PIERO LISSONI” will introduce Lissoni architecture and design language to the United States, bringing a section of the Milanese studio to Chicago.

A special experience for the visitor, the empty spaces are furnished with wide tables accommodating scale models of the most recent architectural projects: private houses, residential towers, hotels, resorts and yachts, along with images of the whole production process, technical drawings and sketches, graphics, invitations, packaging and catalogues.
Also included in the exhibition are some samples of the Industrial design production, such as chairs
for Porro, tables for Glas, sofas for Living Divani, watches for Alessi, fixtures for Boffi, along with many showcases displaying graphics and packaging.

The exhibition will be on from 10th June to 10th July
Luminaire Showroom
301 West Superior - Chicago

Piero Lissoni and E-Interiors have joined forces on a new collaboration, started with Hideki Kokubun many years before. The project will introduce Lissoni architectural and design language to Japan, bringing a section of the milanese studio to work in Tokyo.

The exhibition is on 26th Oct – 4th Nov
4-22-5 Minamiaoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0062
Piero Lissoni talk show on 1st Nov

A reception will take place at the Italian Embassy in Tokyo
Ambasciata d'Italia a Tokyo
2-5-4 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8302
on October 31st at 6pm
with the attendance of Piero Lissoni.

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