F5: Stefano Giussani Shares a Love of Silent Details, His Commute + More
Architect Stefano Giussani joined Lissoni Milan in 2004, becoming part of the design team for projects both in Italy and abroad. In 2013, he was made partner, leading the firm’s interior design department for international projects, including Asia and the Middle East.
In 2015, Lissoni New York was founded to serve as an extension of the Milan‐based interdisciplinary studio and to bring the interior design expertise of Piero Lissoni and his practice to the Americas. Stefano was appointed CEO, and now oversees projects spanning the Americas from Canada and the United States to Brazil. He defines business development strategies, is responsible for client acquisition, and develops and oversees projects for the American market, hiring and managing the firm’s international design team in New York.
Stefano also delivers lectures and talks, bringing the Lissoni design philosophy to hospitality, commercial, and residential projects, and a wider audience. This year, he’s teaching at Parsons, The New School of Design on Principles of Interior Design Studio 3.
Today, Stefano Giussani joins us for Friday Five!
1. Travel + Discovering New Cultures
In any travel done, I’m always visiting a street market, learning traditions, food, smells, tastes. That’s a really big part of enriching my eyes every time.
2. Silent Details
Silent details are the one I like the most. I “felt” them the first time while in Japan, and since then both my love for Japanese simplicity, and at the same time dense complexity, became the way I design every project. With silent details in it, details that you feel and experience but are not visible.
3. My Morning Commute
My morning commute across Central Park is my secret shelter in the Apple. It’s rewarding any time and in the fall, which is my favorite season, is a boost to face the city that never sleeps. Photographing around New York is like being on a movie set!
4. Collecting Circus Memorabilia
Collecting circus memorabilia is my passion. I dig into flea markets or antique stores while I’m selecting vintage furniture for my projects, and is what I like the most wherever I go.
5. Dinner in a Cozy Restaurant
Dinner in a cozy restaurant with moonlight and letting the chef decide the menu is really the cherry on top of the cake. My favorite place in New York, and where to find all of this, is Chambers in Tribeca.