Best-known works: Lamps from Kartell, Foscarini and Flos. FL/Y pendants, Supernova pendants, E’ wall lamps, Cindy table lamps, Ge´pendants, Take table lamps, Toobe table lamps, Bourgie table lamps, Easy pendants, Bloom lamp series
Training: Architect, Polytechnic University of Milan
Ferruccio Laviani was born in Cremona, Italy in 1960. From 1997 to 2005 he was part of the creative leadership at Flos, where he researched and developed a new interpretative system for their lighting program. He was the designer behind lamps such as FL/Y, Supernova, E´, Cindy, Ge´, Take, Toobe, Bourgie, Bloom and Easy for Kartell, Foscarini and Flos.
In 1984 he was awarded a diploma by the Design Polytechnic in Milan and he completed his Master’s in architecture at the Polytechnic University of Milan in 1986.
From 1986 to 1991 he was a partner in Studio De Lucchi srl and also served as a project manager for various other design companies.
Since 1991 he has served as Art Director for Kartell, designing their exhibition stands for shows including the Salone del Mobile in Milan, IMM in Cologne and ICFF in New York.
Since 1992 he has also collaborated on lamps with Foscarini Murano, where he designed Orbital (1992), Dolmen (1996), Bit (1993) and Supernova (2001).
His varied career also includes a period with the famous MEMPHIS group of designers, work on the Groninger Museum in Holland with architect Alessandro Mendini, a tile collection for Bisazza and design of a fashion Show for Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda in Milan.