(La Spezia, Italy, 1954)
Stefano Giovannoni is an architect as well as an industrial and interior designer. Giovannoni graduated from the Faculty of Architecture of the Università di Firenze in 1978. In the early ’80s together with Guido Venturini, he founded King-Kong Productions. A designer with great technical skills and great attention to industrial design, he has always cultivated an interest in the emotional response of the public. His work ranges from furniture to objects, from electronic devices to household appliances, from kitchenware to sanitaryware, and from automotive design to packaging and branding. Giovannoni collaborates with numerous international brands. Functional and attractive, his plastic objects express a playful spirit. Giovannoni’s design objects have won many awards in Europe and the United States. He has taught at the Domus Academy in Milan, the University of Reggio Emilia, the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Florence and the University of Genoa. His works are to be found in the permanent collections of the Centre G. Pompidou in Paris and that of the MoMA Museum of Modern Art in New York.