Piero Lissoni's design principle is to never design for a specific function or purpose but, rather, for human beings. Humanity and all its complexities are what intrigue him and drive him creatively. So deep is his affection and fascination with the human race that, in a recent interview, Lissoni even said that the greatest compliment he could get is being human.
As part of the Italian school of all-inclusive design, Lissoni seems to thrive on complexity in general. In addition to designing furniture, kitchens, bathrooms, lighting fixtures, and products for the home, Lissoni is also a premier art director, focusing on corporate identity, signage and packaging. Lissoni's clients are among some of the biggest furniture and design companies in the world, including Alessi Design
, Boffi, Cappellini, Cassina, Flos Lighting
, Fritz Hansen
, Glas, Kartell, Lema, Living Divani, and so on.
Lissoni's design influences include Italian masters Marco Zanuso, Ettore Sottsass, Achille Castiglioni
, and Vico Magistretti, as well as Danish modern designers such as Arne Jacobsen and Poul Kjaerholm. He is often thought of as a minimalist, but in reality the Piero Lissoni design philosophy is to help create a harmonious blend of different styles by cultivating the art of understatement.
Lissoni is known for being a full-package kind of designer, creating individual products as part of a greater whole. This means that everything, from Pierro Lissoni furniture and fixtures to the architectural design of a space, would be branded with his unique signature style. Just one example of this is the Alessi Birillo bathroom collection he designed, which features everything from a towel stand to a cotton pad dispenser.
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