Architect and Designer Maurizio Lai was born in Padua in 1965, he studied Architecture in Venice and at the Milan Polytechnic, where he graduated. He started his career as set designer for the national TV broadcasters, while working on retail and display concepts for major luxury brands, such as Longines, Montblanc and Gucci, among others. In 1998 he founded LAISTUDIO in Milan, building synergies between architecture and design, which determine the fabrication of rather impacting concepts for the retail, commercial and hospitality industry, as well as for private residential projects and developments. Widely acknowledged for his remarkable production, his style has been described as one of the most interesting in the Italian contemporary scene. Maurizio Lai has recently been acknowledged with the Restaurant&Bar Design Award for Best Lighting UK & International. His work is featured in the most authoritative press.