Marcello Ziliani was born in Brescia, Italy in 1963. Having trained as an architect in Milan with Achille Castiglioni in the 1980’s, Ziliani devoted himself mainly to developing projects for the design of furniture, accessories, and lighting to set and exhibition design. He has been particularly focusing on sustainability, human-centered design and “lean producibility” matters. Ziliani believes that beneath each project deep down there actually lies a wish, a hope to take off. Since 2011, he has been a lecturer of product design at the University of San Marino.
He was recently awarded with two Good Design Awards – 2017 and 2019 – by the Chicago Athenaeum, the Archiproducts Design Award ADA 2018 and the Iconic Award 2019 awarded by the German Design Council.
Marcello Ziliani signed projects for Alf Dafrè, Allibert, BBB, Bertocci, Calligaris, Casprini, Ciacci, Ciatti, Crassevig, Domitalia, Donati, Ethimo, Flex, Flou, Flos, Frascio, Geuther, Inglesina, Infiniti, ISA, Krios, Krover, Lanzini, Magis, Modo e Modo, Norda, Olympia, OMP, Opinion Ciatti, Pali, Parri, Pedrali, Pinti Inox, Progetti, Rapsel, Roche Bobois, Scab Design, Schönhuber Franchi, Sintesi, Techimpex, Vanini, Views International, Visentin, Wever & Ducrè, Zago.