President of the “Product design” Department
Stefano Giovannoni was born in La Spezia and graduated from the Faculty of Architecture in Florence in 1978. He is an industrial designer, interior designer and architect, and he created numerous best sellers and very successful products that have earned him the titles of “Campione del Super & Popular degli anni 2000” (Alberto Alessi), “Re Mida del Design” (Cristina Morozzi), “Most bankable designer” (Eugenio Perazza, Magis).
He has collaborated with companies such as Alessi, of which he is the first designer with more than 300 products in steel and plastic (he designed, among others, the “Girotondo” series, one of the absolute best sellers in the history of design-oriented companies, with more than 10 million products sold), Magis (for which he designed, among others, the stool “Bombo”, the most copied product in the history of design), Amore Pacific, Artsana, Bertazzoni, Deborah, Elica, Fiat, Henkel, Honeywell, L’Oreal – Maletti, Meglio, Moooi, Nestlé-Frisco, Nissan, NTT Docomo, Olivari, Oregon Scientific, Pulsar, Replay, Samsung, Seiko, Siemens, Skitsch, Sodastream, SPC, Star, Telecom, Toto, 3M, Tubes, and many others.
Since early 2016, Stefano Giovannoni has been dealing with his new company, Qeeboo, a new generation Italian brand, a new way of producing and distributing design. He also works as Art Director for Ghidini1961 – a leading company in the production of brass objects – and another important project concerning food-design. Winner of numerous prizes and competitions, his works are exhibited at the Georges Pompidou Center in Paris and the MOMA in New York.