Collection by Aaron Britt

Piero Lissoni: Recent Architecture


Though the book Piero Lissoni: Recent Work came out from the German house Hatje Cantz last year, it just came across my desk yesterday. Though he's known perhaps firstly as an industrial designer, this tour through the last decade or so of Lissoni's architectural work is awfully rewarding. The Italian designer clarity of vision across residences, hotels, shops, and restaurants is finely honed. And the large-format photographs by Giovanni Gastel remind me that for all the visuals zipping about the web, often the coffee table book is the next best thing to seeing the building itself. Have a look at the slideshow that follows for a glimpse of what our man Piero has been up to.

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The cover of the book, a detail from one of Lissoni's buildings, is an apt evocation of the designer's brand of...
Here's a spread from the book dedicated to a staircase on the exterior of a villa Lissoni designed in Moltrasio, Italy...
Here's a view from the same villa.
This colorful interior of an Israeli hotel shows that Lissoni, despite some of what the book suggests, loves far more...
This loft in Monza, Italy served as both a theater and a bank in its earlier days.
Here you get a stronger idea of the lovely ornamentation that adorns the interior of the Lonza loft.
The National Theater of Milan opened in 2009 with a production of Beauty and the Beast.