Pietro Ferruccio Laviani
(Cremona, Italy, 1960)
Pietro Ferruccio Laviani studied at the Istituto Professionale Internazionale per l’Artigianato Liutario e del Legno di Cremona and received his diploma in 1978. He attends the Politecnico di Milano Architecture Faculty and graduated in 1986, after studying with Achille Castiglioni and Marco Zanuso. During this period he also studied at the Politecnico di Design di Milano, a private school from which he received his diploma in 1984. In 1983, he began working at Studio De Lucchi, becoming a partner in 1986 and leaving the firm in 1991 to open his own Studio in Milan. He works as an architect in the areas of product design, interior design, art direction and graphics. He designs retail spaces and installations, but also offices and residential accommodation, for private clients and brands. His products have been shown in museums and exhibitions around the world. The exhibitions he has curated and designed include the 2001 Design Italiano Hoje: reflexões e projetos, promoted by Italian foreign trade institute ICE at the San Paolo Museum of Sculpture and, also in Brazil, Abitare Italia at the Italian Embassy in Brasilia. In spring 2019, he curated and designed The Art side of Kartell, a major exhibition staged in the Appartamento dei Principi at Milan’s Palazzo Reale. With his extensive experience as a designer, he is frequently invited to speak at universities, schools of design, trade fairs and institutions that promote culture and design.