Piero Lissoni is an architect, designer and art director. In 1986, he and Nicoletta Canesi founded Lissoni Associati, a multidisciplinary architecture, interiors and design firm based in Milan. This was followed by the opening of the visual communications company Graph.x in 1996 and later by the firms Lissoni Architettura and the New York based Lissoni Inc. which is dedicated to interior design projects in the US, Canada, and Central and South America. With its multinational staff, the group encompasses all aspects of architecture, interiors and product design, as well as graphics, art direction and corporate identity, extending globally to include hotel, restaurant, residential, corporate, retail and exhibition design. He has received an array of international awards including the Good Design Award, the Red Dot Award and the ADI Compasso d'Oro. Recently completed architectural projects include the Conservatorium Hotel in Amsterdam and renovation of the historic Teatro Nazionale in Milan.