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Lazzarini and Pickering Architetti was founded in Rome, Italy in 1982 by Claudio Lazzarini and Carl Pickering. Born in Rome in 1953, Claudio Lazzarini graduated in architecture from the city’s “La Sapienza” University, where he studied with Ludovico Quaroni.
Carl Pickering was born in 1960 in Sydney, Australia. He moved to Italy in 1980 where he completed his degree in architecture at the IUAV University of Venice, studying with Gino Valle, Massimo Scolari and Peter Eisenman. The office has earned international recognition for its successes in various fields of design: from architecture to the renovation of historic buildings, from the design of restaurants and hotels to the fields of nautical design, industrial design, graphic design and branding.
Lazzarini and Pickering Architetti has received numerous awards, including the AR+D Prize, the Compasso d’Oro, the Gold Bundesrepublik Design Prize and the Millennium Design Award. The office boasts collaborations with such important clients as Fendi, Valentino, Montblanc, Wally and Ferrero. Lazzarini and Pickering was present at the 9th International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale in 2004 with two projects: the Bad Dreikirchen Hotel in South Tyrol (Italian Pavilion) and the Villa in Positano (Cities on Water section). Lazzarini and Pickering Architetti has designed furnishings for Acierno ISL and Woodesign, including Isotropo (Honourable Mention Compasso d’Oro 1998). From this 2015 Salone del Mobile they have started the collaboration with Marta Sala Éditions.