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Stefano Giovannoni born in La Spezia, lives and works in Milan as an industrial designer, interior designer and architect. He graduated from the University of Architecture in Florence at the age of 23 where he taught research until 1991. In 1984 and 1985 he collaborated with Ettore Sottsass and Alchimia-Mendini. He has taught at the Domus Academy in Milan, SPD Milan, at the University of Reggio Emilia, at the University of Architecture in Florence and in Genoa.
He has collaborated with companies, such as Alessi, the first designer with over 300 products in steel and plastic, note the products: the Girotondo family, the absolute best seller in the history of design-oriented companies with over 10 million products sold, the Mami, Il Bagno Alessi and plastic products such as Lilliput, Magic Bunny and Merdolino, Magis with the Bombo stool, the most copied design product in the world, Vanity and First series, Amore Pacific, Artsana, Bertazzoni, Bisazza, Cederroth, Deborah, Elica, Fabbrica Pelletterie Milan, Fiat, Hannspree, Hanssem, Helit, Henkel, Honeywell, Inda, Kankio, KDDI, Kokuyo, Laufen, Lavazza, LG Hausys, LG Electronics, L'Oreal - Maletti, Meglio, Mikakuto, Moooi, Nestlé-Frisco art director in1996 , Nissan, NTT Docomo, Olivari, Oras, Oregon Scientific, Papernet-Sofidel, Promelit, Pulsar, Replay, Samsung, Seiko, Shaf, Siemens, Skitsch, Sodastream, SPC, Star, Telecom, Toto, 3M, Tubes, Veneta Cucine, Vondom, ZTE, etc. He works as an industrial designer, designing many bestsellers and commercially successful products that have awarded him as "Champion of the super and popular of the 2000s" (Alberto Alessi), "King Midas of design" (Cristina Morozzi), "The most bankable designer ” (Eugenio Perazza, Magis).
In 1980 he won the first prize in the Shinchenchiku Residential Design Competition, with Kisho Kurokawa as judge and also the prize in the Competition for a square in Santa Croce sull'Arno, Florence. In 1985, it won second prize in the Shinchenchiku Residential Design Competition, with Tadao Ando as judge. In 1989 he design for Alessi the Girotondo Family and won the Competition for the restructuring of the historic center of Castel di Sangro in Italy, with A. Branzi and R. Buti. In 1991 he designed the Italian Pavilion for the Les Capitales Europeennes du Nouveau Design exhibition at the Center Georges Pompidou, Paris. In 1993 he designed the famous FFF family of plastic products for Alessi. In 1994 and 1996 Giovannoni received the Design Plus at the Design Plus Award, Ambiente Messe Frankfurt for his Alessi design products. In 1996 he designed the Bombo stool and the Bombo family for Magis. In 1997 he won the 100% Design award in London. In 1999 the International Forum Design Hannover prize
In 2002 The New York Interior Design Award. In 2003 the ISH award and also the Design Plus at the Design Plus Award, Ambiente Messe Frankfurt. In 2005 he won the Design Plus at the Design Plus Award, Ambiente Messe Frankfurt and also in 2009. In 2006 he was responsible for the Art direction of the Frisco/Nestlè brand, a leading company in the ice cream sector in Europe. In 2008, he created the Orientales family and Mr. Chin mascot for the National Palace Museum Taiwan. In 2010 the Chicago Atheneum awarded him the Good Design Award. In 2012 he presented the mobile phones designed for the Chinese brand Nubia by ZTE at the Beijing Millennium. In 2014 he was responsible for the Art direction of Faenza, a leading Chinese company in the bathroom sector and for the Art direction of the Beijing Design week 2014, creating the mascot and the website for Design More. In 2015 Giovannoni won the Red Dot Design Award and in September of the same year he collaborated with a Hong Kong-based investor and started the Qeeboo brand, of which he is CEO and Art director. In the same year he takes care of the Art direction of Ghidini1961, a leading company in the production of brass and copper in Europe, a collaboration that is still ongoing.