Davide Pizzigoni

Designer Milan / Italy

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Davide Pizzigoni
Davide Pizzigoni
Davide Pizzigoni

Born in Milan in 1955, he obtained a degree in Architecture in Rome in 1984. In that same year, he began working alongside Franco Purini on the “La metropoli spontanea” project. His first one-man show was staged in 1986 (presentation by Alessandro Mendini). In 1987, he began working with Olivetti. This culminated in 1990 with the publication of a book of drawings on the “Mille e una Notte” cities. Between 1991 and 1993, he taught design at the European Design Institute. In 1994 he created the scenery and costumes for Richard Strauss' “Die Frau Ohne Schatten” at the Zurich Opera Theatre (directed by Cesare Lievi). In 1995 he created the scenery and costumes for Alfred Schnittke's “Gesualdo". Since 1996, he has been designing the silk (scarves and ties) and cashmere collections for Bulgari. In early-1999, in Frankfurt, the collection of porcelains was presented, which he designed for Bulgari, manufactured by Rosenthal. He has designed for companies like Sormani (furniture), Rubelli and Interflex (fabrics), Ceramica Bardelli and Gabbianelli (ceramic tiles). In November 1999, a series of large canvases went on show at New York during a one-night show, in the “Industria” studios, alongside a collection of scarves designed for Bulgari, “Tribale". Davide Pizzigoni has held one-man shows at Milan, Rome and New York. For Electa-Mondadori, he conceived and created a series of books dedicated to opera works; “The Magic Flute” and “Carmen” have already been published. He is currently working on a research project on the shape of empty space.