Pierluigi Cerri

"Any significant design form must be constructed by the greatest possible technical and expressive resources in relation to purpose, necessity, objectives."

Pierluigi Cerri


Pierluigi Cerri graduated from the Politecnico di Milano and is a founding partner of Gregotti Associati, with whom he has won numerous architectural competitions. In 1976 he was responsible for the visual identity of the Venice Biennale; he developed the visual identities of the Kunst und Ausstellungshalle in Bonn and Palazzo Grassi in Venice; he was editor of the periodicals Casabella and Review; he designed book series for the major publishing houses in Italy; he designed various exhibitions at the most important museums in Europe, Japan and the United States. He developed the corporate identity of a number of organizations, including the Lingotto cultural centre in Turin, UniFor, Pitti Immagine, Prada and Cosmit. He has created objects and designed exhibitions for UniFor, B&B Italia, Poltrona Frau, Fontana Arte, Arflex, Molteni&C, Fusital, and Desalto. Among the honors he has received are three Compasso d’Oro awards in 1995, 2001, 2004. In 1998, together with Alessandro Colombo, he founded Studio Cerri & Associati.



Events | 2013.04.08

Design. La sindrome dell'influenza

The exhibition "La sindrome dell'influenza" investigated a typical characteristic of Italian design: a capacity for assimilation, combined with a curious approach to the world and a desire to experiment with other languages and cultures in order to launch new projects.

Events | 2013.10.11


Presented at the HOST 2013 exhibition in the Furnishings macro-area, EXIHS - Excellent Italian Hospitality Services is a new concept devoted to the hotel and restaurant industry that investigates the theme of the "non-place".

Events | 2011.11.01

La bellezza nella Parola. Il nuovo Evangeliario Ambrosiano e capolavori antichi

“Cardinal Tettamanzi's decision to entrust the realization of the Ambrosian Book of Gospels to contemporary artists is a further demonstration of his indomitable passion for dialogue with the men and women of our time.”

Events | 2018.04.10

Milano Design Week 2018

UniFor's latest proposals will be presented  at the corso Matteotti showroom, in a new exhibition of office furnishings and systems organized to create a rational and welcoming work environment, capable of responding to changes in the modern office while maintaining continuity with tradition.

Events | 2018.10.10

Picasso Metamorfosi

Promoted and produced by the department of culture of the city of Milan, together with Palazzo Reale and MondoMostreSkira, and coordinated by Pascale Picard, director of the Municipal Museums of Avignone, the exhibition Picasso Metamorfosi opens on October 18 at Palazzo Reale in Milan. The event is a stopover of Picasso-Méditerranée, the important European triennial exhibition promoted by the Musée Picasso in Paris together with other international institutions. It presents an exciting itinerary designed to highlight Picasso’s surprising investigations into a modern art that is rooted in the classical arts and in mythology.