Renzo Piano was born in Genoa, Italy in 1937. From 1959 to 1964 he studied at the Milan Politecnico, where he taught until 1968. In 1970 Piano established a partnership with the English architect Richard Rogers. Together, Rogers and Piano designed a number of buildings in Italy and England. Their most famous building, the Pompidou Center in Paris, takes its form from a metaphor of the 'cultural machine' with all color-coded service elements and structure emphasized on the building's exterior. Like most works designed by members of the "High-Tech" movement, Piano established technology as a starting point for his designs. Fortunately, he modified his attempts to generate an architectural character based on technological forms with a concern for user comfort and needs. In his more recent works, Piano has applied his structural experiments to a range of social and civic projects.
|Product Type: Serving Spoon||Material: Stainless Steel Flatware|
|Handle Pattern: Undecorated||Handle Material: Wood|
|Country of Manufacture: Finland|
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iittala Piano Workshop 98 Serving Set
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G from Bay Area, CA– Verified Buyer
It's definitely beautiful. I knocked off a star because I was disappointed that it's made in China rather than Finland. Now I feel I paid too much for it.