Studio Marco Piva

Milano | Seit 1984

Studio Marco Piva
Via Maiocchi 9, 20129 Milano, Italien
Telefon +39 02 29400814


Architekten, Produktdesigner
Studio Marco Piva
Marco Piva, Architect

Graduated at the Polytechnic of Milan, founded the Studio dada Associates, one of the best known design studios of the Radical period.
Since the beginning Marco Piva has been working in Italy as well as abroad on architecture, interior and industrial design projects, earning commendations and awards at the Milan Triennale, the Design Centre of Cologne, and the Interior Award of Kortrijk. He develops projects all over the world, and realizes residential and tourist facilities for the most important developers and tourist operator in the world.

Since 1999 he coordinates Master Degrees at the Polytechnic of Milan, at the Design Polytechnic School (Scuola Politecnica di Design) – where he is coordinator of the Architecture and Interior Design Area – and at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan.
Scientific curator of Italian Contract Design Industry in 2007, project of Federlegno Arredo.

Marco Piva established also “Atelier Design” in 2002, a design cell inside the structure of his own practice, where research and development are the fundamental keys of design.
Marco Piva Atelier Design designs for: A Project, Altreforme, Arflex, Arpa Industriale, Bross, Cabas, Confalonieri, Corinto, Deko, Ege, Estro, Frati, Gaggiolini, Gervasoni, Kvadrat, iGuzzini Illuminazione, L’Abbate, La Murrina, Lamm, Lapis, Leucos, Marioni, Meritalia, Moroso, MisuraEmme, Nito, Novello, Oikos, Omnitex, Pierantonio Bonacina, Poliform, Potocco, Rapsel, Reflex, Schonhuber Franchi, Serralunga, Sicis, Sirrah, So far So Near, Stella Rubinetterie, Tisettanta, Unopiù, Up Group, Valpra, VDA, Zonca, Jacuzzi.


Exciting, fluid, functional. This is the language that distinguishes MARCO PIVA’s architectural creations, product design and interior design.. The effort in material research and technology, the value of differentiation,the design innovation, lead the establishment of Studiodada Associates, whose production becomes one of the most representative of the period of Radical Design. In the '80s opens Studio Marco Piva, whose work ranges from large projects to architectural interior design, to industrial design. A traveller and a designer, an innovator who is educated in rational approaches, Marco Piva studies and creates design solutions which are pervaded by stylistic freedom and compositional sobriety.

Currently, he is engaged in the construction of the residential complex of Changzhou (China), on the renovation of a monumental building in Saint Petersburg and in prestigious private houses.
In Italy, he is finishing the Hotel Excelsior Gallia and the collaboration with the prestigious fashion maison Bulgari is going ahead, with the design of all its store windows worldwide.

Marco Piva Atelier Design designs for many prestigious company in Italy and abroad.


Marco Piva works in the fields of master planning, architecture, interior design and industrial design. Activities vary from large scale structures dedicated to residential and tourist functions, interior design up to the design of particular products for the residential as well as public areas.

Marco Piva develops master plan projects, residential and office complexes, tourist villages, congress centers, meeting halls, exhibition galleries, thematic exhibitions and urban scenes, as well as constant involvement in the most prestigious events and exhibitions worldwide.

Assiduous research into the formal and functional aspects of space, updated technology and materials, developed with great attention to the environment, are the foundations of the planning philosophy of the Studio, where the continuity between architecture and interior design plays a strategic role in the success of the Studio's projects.

The Studio's main offices are in Milan, considered the world capital of industrial and fashion design. Studio’s branches are located in Dubai, Saint Petersbourgh, Moscow, with a new opening in Mumbai.
In such a creative context, multicultural and innovative, Studio Marco Piva develops its activities around the cultural tradition of the project and precise production systems, conceptual and stylistic innovations, tools necessary to face the design process with originality and authenticity.

The attention placed to the requirements of today international life style, create a focal point to the research and development of the Studios design, which gives birth to new spatial concepts, with fascinating atmospheres and sceneries.


Triennale di Milano
Landesgewerbemt Museum - Stoccarda
Design Center Colonia
Interior Award Kortrijk
European Community Design Prize - Seville
Una Camera per l’Europa - Genoa
Contract World Award – Hannover
Selezione per il prodotto Magritte Frame System di Omnitex al XX Premio Compasso d’Oro ADI
Selezione Premio Grandesign - Milan
The European Hotel Design Awards – London
Hospitality Award 2009 – Categoria Innovation


Esercito e Società nell’Italia Napoleonica – Museo del Rinascimento, Milan
Premio Smau Industrial Design – Science Museum, London
A Grand Tour of Italy - Harrods, London
Forma & Funzione – Science Museum, London
Golden Compass Award – ADI, Nagoya
Una camera per l’Europa – Tecnhotel, Genoa
La Camera Interattiva – Expo Tour, Milan
Forum Hotel Multimediale - Expo Tour, Milan
10 Bagni d’Autore - Expo Tour, Milan
Korrente – Spazio IDA, Milan
Abitare il Terzo Millennio – Idea Books, Milan
L’ambiente bagno e il Compasso d’Oro – ADI Cersaie, Bologna
La sedia abitata – Promosedia, Udine
Mouseion: il negozio estremo – Futurshop, Milan
Thermae dell’utopia - Salone del Mobile, Milan
Hotel Workshop Tour - mostra itinerante
Due stelle più – Expo Tour, Milan
Mr Gates’room – Grandesign, Pesaro
La Chambre Verte – Palace Concept, Montecarlo
Lacamerabianca - Expo Tour, Milan
Blue Room – Tecnhotel Hospitality, Genoa
Territori Extradomestici – I Saloni, Milan
L’hotel tra Arte, Moda e Design – Tecnhotel Hospitality, Genoa
Earthly Paradise – Salone del Mobile, Milan
Imaginary Travel Agency – Sia, Rimini
Street Dining Design – La Triennale, Milan
Minus Plus - Tecnhotel Hospitality, Genoa
Il Teatro del Gusto - Sia, Rimini
Light Hours - Salon du Meuble, Paris
Glass Island - Next 2 Milano - Expo Italia Real Estate, Milan
Il Design dell’Ospitalità – Politecnico di Milano, Facoltà del Design
100 Volti 100 Progetti – Abitare il Tempo, Fiera di Verona
Marco Piva Designs for Tomorrow – Host, Milan
Design Bar, Il Caos Felice – Sia Guest, Rimini
Sicis Teatro, L’arte dell’abitare tra materia e luce – CRT Teatro dell’Arte, Milan
What’s New… - Expo Italia Real Estate, Milan
Ice Paradise, Sedotti dal Freddo – Abitare il Tempo, Verona
Luxury Shell, Dormire Altrove – Sia Guest, Rimini
Concerto per Arpa Industriale – CRT Teatro dell’Arte, Milan
What’s New… - Expo Italia Real Estate, Milan
The room of light and lightness – Marmomacc 2007, Fiera di Verona
Marco Piva Notebook Design Party – Teatro dell’Arte, I Saloni 2008, Milano
Re_Glax your Mind – Green Energy Design, I Saloni 2008, Milano
Cool Design – Teatro dell’Arte, I Saloni 2008, Milano
Gessi D’Lux Hotel – I Saloni 2008, Milano
Leggerezza del Marmo, progetti in mostra da “Marmomacc incontra il Design 2007” – Triennale di Milano
What’s New… - Expo Italia Real Estate, Milan
Il pensiero visibile – il segno dei designers – Ruvo di Puglia, Bari
Skin Deep – Marmomacc 2008, Fiera di Verona
Project Lebanon 2009 – Italian Marble Show – Beirut, Lebanon
Pelle, Skin, Texture – Spazio Material ConneXion – Triennale di Milano
Interni Design Energies – Limitless Color Tower – Cortili dell’Università degli Studi di Milano
Interni Design Energies Windows – Limitless Color Tower – La Rinascente, Milano
Le Ricette dei Designers – Spazio Design Elementi, Milano
Use More Use Less – Read Me – La Fabbrica del Vapore, Milano
Dagad + Anab Use More Use Less Workshop permanente sul riuso di qualità nel design – Scuderie Estensi, Tivoli (Roma)
Milano Design in the City – Infobox Wayfinding System - Milano
BI, mostra di prodotti di Design in ardesia e marmi della Liguria – Palazzo Ducale, Genova
Beauty Cave – Interni Think Tank – Università degli Studi di Milano
Challenging Aluminium –Altreforme – Design Museum Superstudiopiù, Milano
Hybrid and Flexible – Marmomacc incontra il Design – Triennale di Milano
Design League 2010 – Marco Piva design team – Design Supermarket la Rinascente, Milano
La mano del Designer – disegni di Marco Piva – Villa Necchi Campiglio – Triennale Bovisa, Milano
What’s new… - Expo Italia Real Estate 2010 - Fiera Milano, Rho Pero
ArchitectsParty 2010 gli aperitivi negli studi di architettura d’Italia – Studio Marco Piva, Milano
Marmomacc Meets Design “Irregolare Eccezionale” – Marmomacc 2010, Verona Fiere
Marmomacc alla Triennale “irregolare Eccezionale” – La Triennale di Milano
Tron Design Corian – Fuorisalone 2011 – Padiglione Visconti, Via Tortona Milano
What’s new…- Expo Italia Real Estate 2011 – Fiera Milano, Rho Pero