COSIMO PIZZULLI brings a unique and powerful perspective to design from the classical to the contemporary. A native New Yorker of Italian ancestry, Pizzulli spent his education and early career absorbing the aesthetic and design values of postwar Italy — a comprehensive approach that includes beauty and economy in equal measure. His extensive background in architectural, industrial, product, and fashion design and fine art includes two years in Milan, where he worked with Anna Castelli Ferrieri, the legendary architect and industrial designer who introduced streamlined, attractive, and affordable design to the marketplace. Pizzulli later served as an art director for Gianni Versace’s Fall Collection 1980/1981 and spearheaded the introduction of Benetton and the Stefanel Group to the U.S. retail market.
With a breadth of expertise in architectural history, construction technology, design, and fine art, Pizzulli carries his aesthetic by balancing technology and intuition, into his design work. He has been lauded for his sensitivity to structural requirements and the client’s bottom line while maintaining the integrity of his design vision. His international architectural design credits include projects for Sony Music Entertainment, Yamaha Motors International USA, and Sorliemobler, Oslo.
Pizzulli’s furniture designs are currently being manufactured commercially in Italy, Norway, and the U.S. His fine art has been exhibited in the Quadriennale Nazionale d’Arte di Roma, and the Museo Di Palazzo Ducale Di Mantova, Italy. His work has appeared in international publications spanning Italy, the Netherlands, England, and the U.S.