Paolo Piva



Name:Paolo Piva

Date:March 13, 1950

City:Adria - Italy

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Paolo Piva was born in Adria on March 13, 1950 and passed away on July 7, 2017, a famous Italian architect and designer known all over the world for his creations in the field of furniture. In 1968 he began his studies at the faculty of architecture of the University of Venice and engaged in research in the visual field.


Among his teachers, at the University of Venice, prof. Carlo Scarpa. He graduated with a thesis coordinated by Professor Tafuri on "Vienna from 1918 to 1934". He participates in solo and group exhibitions. In 1970 he collaborated in the realization of the project for the “wig 74” competition on behalf of the city of Viena and in the competition on the monument to the resistance of the city of Modena. He attends the international university of art in Venice. In 1970 he deals with industrial design. He is invited to the Internazionalen Malerwochen in Retzhof - Graz (Austria). In 1980 on behalf of Kuwait he designed the Kuwait embassy in Quatar and some buildings in Italy. In 1981 he designed the outfitting of some clothing store chains. In 1983 he was invited to a series of conferences at the p.d.c. From Los Angeles and is involved in the competition for ideas for the renovation of the "Lingotto Fiat" in Turin. In 1985 he planned the restructuring of the “c. Jourdan ”in Paris. In 1986 he planned the renovation of "Palazzo Remer" in Venice. In 1987 he was nominated for the 13th Compasso d'Oro award. Since 1988 he has been an associate professor at the Akademie für angewandten Kunst in Vienna where he has been full professor since 1991. In Italy he collaborates with the major design companies including B&B Italia. from this collaboration will be born the iconic table with inverted pyramid structure Alanda.