Stefano Giovannoni

Stefano Giovannoni

"Stefano Giovannoni, born in La Spezia in 1954, graduated in Architecture in Florence in 1978, he lives and works in Milan. Since 1979 he has been teaching and doing research in the Florence Faculty of Architecture; he has been master-professor at Domus Academy in Milan and at the Università del Progetto in Reggio Emilia.

He's working like industrial, interior-designer and architect, specializing in plastic products and designing several worldwide famous bestsellers.

He is collaborating with companies like Alessi, Flos, Magis, Seiko, Kankyo, Inda, Oras, Laufen, Siemens, Nissan etc.

He has designed very successful commercial products such as, for Alessi, the ""Girotondo"" and ""Mami"" series, ""Il Bagno Alessi"" and the ""Bombo"" series for Magis.

In 1991 designed the Italian Pavillon at the exhibition ""Les Capitales Europeennes du nouveau design"" at the Centre George's Pompidou.

In 1980 he won the ""Shincenchiku Residential Design Competition"" award, with Kisho Kurokawa as judge, and the ""Concorso per una piazza a Santa Croce sull' Arno"" award. In 1985 he won the second prize at the ""Shincenchiku Residential Design Competition"", with Tadao Ando as judge.

In 1989 he won the ""Concorso per la ristrutturazione del centro storico di Castel di Sangro"" award together with A. Branzi and R. Buti.

Some of his projects have received the ""Design Plus"" award at the Frankfurt Fair - Ambiente 1994 and 1996, the ""Forum Design Hannover"" award in 1999, the ""ISH"" 2003 award and have been selected at "" Compasso d' oro"" in 1996 and 1998.

His works are part of the permanent archive of Centre Georges Pompidou and of MoMA collection (New York).

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