Born in 1946. He graduated from ISPMA in Lissone in interior design and attended various courses at the Milan Polytechnic. In 1964 for two years he worked as the Technical Department Manager at BESANA Mobili, where he directly experienced and mastered furnishing industrial production cycles and techniques. In 1966 Dino Boffi appointed him as Research and Development Department Manager at BOFFI Cucine. For five years he took part in the European standardisation process of sizes in cabinets and built-in household appliances for kitchens. Among his works, the kitchen “E15”, the wardrobe “A1” and the kitchen “XILA”. He played a leading role in Image and Communication, he dealt with products presentation through photograph settings, the creation of display areas and of the so-called “Spazi Boffi” inside shops and through the organization of different exhibitions. In 1971 he became a partner at the Buttura, Massoni, Pelizza Studio, which was then transformed into an A&D. With Luigi Massoni he designed for leading Italian furnishing companies such as : BOFFI Cucine POLTRONA FRAU NAZARENO GABRIELLI ITER SELENOVA CADEL MATTEO GRASSi POLIFORM PORRO Industria Mobili Among his own notable works: - LIVING DIVANI A series of armchairs and settees “COVER”, the bent plywood small armchair with internal covering “BLOOM” - PORRO Industria Mobili The unit system “SYSTEM”, the wardrobes “REFLEX”, panelling system to be equipped in aluminium “ABACUS”, the shelf system “SLIDER”. - POZZI chairs The chairs and tables “QUARTETT”, the chair “GARBO” completely in sandwich panel - COMPOSIT CUCINE: “MODULUS”, “DIAPASON”, “DIAMOND”, “YOKO”, “NAONIS”, “WOOD”, “PRATICA”, “GIULIA”, “LOGICA”, “TECNA”, “TECNA-CHEF”, “ACTIVA”, and “MASTER” - ATLANTIS: “AVION”, a chair completely made from 1.5mm plywood; “MARIPOSA”,
“Award Top-Ten” and “Chair of the year” in 1995 at “International Chair Show”, Udine. Special jury award “Bio 15” in Lubjana. “LEADER”: a stackable chair in bent plywood. Exhibitions and photographs - MOBILGIRGI The furnishing units “TUTTOCAMPO”, “MODEM”, and the “RIO” beds, the chair “FELICIA”, Booths and Art Director - CAIMI EXPORT “CD HOLDER” in aluminium profiles - CAIMI DUE The aluminium profile system “ BANCO “, a series of aluminium hoods “TORRE “, the vertical opening system “ SINCRONO “ - SALICE A project for a kitchen and a wardrobe for the presentation of the System “Sesamo” at the “IMM” in Cologne in 2000 - DEMA The armchairs, sofas and coffee tables “BENT”; The sofas “SMOOTH” ; the coffee tables “DECK” ; the single seats “LIPS”. - TAGLIABUE The tables, small tables, coffee tables, chairs, small armchairs, and footrest “SKID”; the stackable chair “FOLD”. - LIVIT An aluminium tower for TV HI-FI system. - ACERBIS The chairs “SMILLA”and “AIRY”. - MDF The chair M1. In 1991 he set up his own practice “PIERGIORGIO CAZZANIGA DESIGN” in Lentate sul Seveso, dealing mainly with furnishing design, booth, shop and showroom design, art direction and specific consultancies.