Irony, playfulness and passion for design. A pupil of the great Italian design teacher Achille Castiglioni, Ferruccio Lariani represents a new direction in design.
Pietro Ferruccio Laviani was born in Cremona in 1960. After graduating in Architecture at the Milan Politecnico, he became a partner of the De Lucchi studio in 1986.
He was exhibition designer for "Technique discretes. Le design du mobilier italien 1980-1990” at the Louvre and worked with Memphis, taking part in the “12 nuovi Memphis” collection.
In 1991 he started working with Kartell as Artistic Director, and then with Flos, Tisettanta, Moroso, Piombo and Pandora Design. In 1997 he worked with Achille Castiglioni on the important show dedicated to Giò Ponti and Vico Magistretti. In the same year he designed the new De Padova image for the showroom in Corso Venezia, Milan. 2001 saw the start of a partnership with the fashion designers Dolce&Gabbana, for whom he designed the corners and the interiors of their new headquarters in Via Goldoni, Milan.
From 1999 to the present, he has worked with Dada on the kitchens Quadrante, Vela Quadra and Hi-Line. For Molteni&C. Laviani has designed the seating system Hi-Bridge and Hi-Cove, the brand name store in Milan and the fittings for the 2006 Furniture Exhibition. With Luca Meda, he designed other important pieces for the Molteni collection such as the container series Convivio and the Freestyle seating system.