Architect and designer Maurizio Lai was born in Padua in 1965 and studied Architecture in Venice and Milan. 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. Soon after he would begin his collaboration with Ventaglio Travels Group and The Club Med, to develop international hospitality and tourism related projects. In 1998 he founded LAISTUDIO in Milan. Consisting of a team of architects, engineers and designers the Studio promotes synergies of expression, approaching the design process in a distinguished original way, which determine the production of rather impacting concepts for the retail, commercial and hospitality industry, as well as for private residential projects and developments. An original interpreter of contemporary aesthetics, Maurizio Lai’s work is defined by an instinctive approach, which certainly reflects in the originality of his lighting creations. His style has been described as one of the most interesting in the Italian contemporary scene. Along with the creativity, the years-long experience with the high-end design manufacturing process and a strong network of trusted construction partners enables the Studio to deliver detailed, bespoke and beautifully crafted projects worldwide. Maurizio Lai’s work has been recognized with prestigious acknowledgments through time, his work is featured in the most authoritative architecture and design publications.