“I do not like the unshakable certainties and absolutes, preferring to evaluate the different situations, look at things with different eyes.”
Marcello Zilianiwas born in 1963 in Brescia, a city in Northern Italy situated at the foot of the Alps. Ziliani graduated in 1988 with a degree in architecture from Milan Polytechnic supervised by renowned Italian industrial designer AchilleCastiglioni.
Ziliani spent several years working abroad for a handful of multinational companies designing in their product development centers. Eventually, Ziliani returned to Italy to dedicate himself primarily to developing design projects closer to his heart. He has had a hand in creating everything from home and office furnishings to bathrooms and lighting. Ziliani has created beautiful chairs, champagne flutes, sink fixtures, fireplace accessories, and so much more. He has also dedicated a significant amount of his work time to interior design, exhibitions, theatrical choreography, art direction, design coordination, graphics and communications. Like many designers, his vision has utility in so many different places and art forms.
Ziliani, though still a relatively young designer, has already contributed many formidable pieces to the design conversation like the Caprice chair(2007), the sculptural Azhar chair, and the Tiffany Armchair. In his own words, he abhors, “unshakable certainties and absolutes, preferring to evaluate the different situations, look at things with different eyes ever to enter it in tune, speak quietly and mostly listen.” He is currently in charge of Studio Zetass, an integrated organization dealing with product design, graphic design and engineering.