Piero Lissoni is one of the most important and influential designers of our time enjoying world-wide success and recognition. Yet, despite this is somehow also very grounded and in his work he refuses to act the “star designer”. He started his studio, Lissoni Associati in 1989 in Milano, where it remains today. Lissoni is a great believer that principles remain intact regardless of the form and that they take on and scales vary. His approach is common sense, no nonsense, but of the highest possible taste – the epitome of Milanese design. His works appear very clean and sophisticated, but belies a complexity. He refers to complexity as being the private face of simplicity, where, in order to get to the minimalist nature of his projects, he has to go through the complexities that hone the product. And he loves and is always accompanied by his beautiful dogs!