Piero Lissoni (born 1956 in Brianza, Italy) studied architecture at the Milan Polytechnic and graduated in 1985. He established Lissoni Associati with his partner Nicoletta Canesi in 1986 and Graph.x in 1996. Lissoni works in all design disciplines from industrial design, graphics, art direction, architecture, and interior projects such as hotels, private houses, showrooms, shops and yachts. Lissoni is often thought of as a minimalist but in reality the designer′s aim is creating a complementary cohabitation of different styles. He has been inducted into the New York Hall of Fame of Interior Design, and has won the prestigious Compasso d′Oro twice, the Good Design Award by the Chicago Atheneum Museum of Architecture three times, as well as the Best of the Best at the International Fair IMM in Cologne. Currently Lissoni Associati Milano and Graph-X work with several manufacturers including Alessi, Asplund, B&B Italia, Baxter, Cappellini, Cassina, DePadova, Flos, Fritz Hansen, Glas Italia, Kartell, Knoll, Living Divani, Porro, Tecno, and Viccarbe.