Piero Lissoni was born in 1956 and is a renowned architect, art director and designer. Together with Nicoletta Canesi, Piero Lissoni opened the studio Lissoni Associati in 1986 and began working as a designer and Art Director with some of the best Italian furniture manufacturers. The studio currently employs over 70 people and specialises in architecture, graphics and industrial design, with projects ranging from furniture, accessories, kitchens, bathroom and lighting fixtures to corporate identity, advertising, catalogues and packaging. Interior design projects include hotels, showrooms, trade stands, private houses, shops and yachts. The studio has even made incursions into the fashion world designing stores and showrooms for Benetton, Brosway, Gallo, Piazza Sempione, Santandrea, Serapian, in addition to corporate identity for the American designer Elie Tahari who is based in New York.