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Stefano Giovannoni

Stefano Giovannoni

Italy, 1954

Stefano Giovannoni was born in born in La Spezia, Italy and studied architecture at Florence University until 1978. He is an industrial designer, interior decorator, and architect. In the 1980s Stefano Giovannoni and Guido Venturini founded the King-Kong studio. They collaborated on the extremely successful Girotondo line of products for Alessi, which includes numerous household appliances and utilitarian objects made of metal and plastic and featuring the distinctive cutout stick-man pictogram.

In the 1990s Stefano Giovannoni created numerous original designs and such Alessi classics as the Fruit Mama Fruit Holder and the Lilliput Salt and Peppershakers.

In 1995 Stefano Giovannoni designed the Mary Biscuit, a cookie jar of garishly colored plastic with an outsize cookie on the lid. This creation was followed up in 1998 by the Ship Shape Butter Dish, and in 2000, by the Cico Egg Cup. In 2003 Stefano Giovannoni designed the Mami line of cookware, tableware, and kitchen cutlery. Giovannoni also works for many other firms, including Magis, Flos, Fiat, and Seiko.

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