Maurizio Lai Architect

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. Widely acknowledged for his remarkable creations, his style has been described as one of the most interesting in the Italian contemporary scene.

His interiors' surfaces are cladded with lighting elements, where matter plays with light in a propagation of obsessive orthogonal lines, creating complex lighting structures with a strong visual impression.
His installations arise from a personal interpretation of the rapport between light and architecture: when designing a site Lai inserts dynamic elements, a composition of lights and reflective materials, where the space reproduces itself and somehow continues or becomes endlessly fragmented.

Ceiling installations, lighting walls, infinity mirrors as well as the greatest part of the fitting are conceived and custom-made for each project, with great attention to design details and through a handcrafting process that unfolds following architectural principles, in order to construct a cohesive sensorial experience.

Maurizio Lai's work has been recognized with prestigious acknowledgments through time and his work is featured in the most authoritative press.

Among Lai Studio's selected clientele are to be counted: Adelio Rossini, Antonini, Avantoi, Club Med, I Viaggi Del Ventaglio, Starwood Hotels, Gruppo C.I.R., Infrastrutture Lombarde, Milan Municipality, Regione Lombardia, Italian Space Agency, Mediaset, RAI Television, Made Entertaiment, Gucci, Montblanc, Longines, Nike, Lamborghini Group, Luxottica Group, John Richmond, Sweet Years, Parosh, T-look, Gruppo Wu Taiyo, Made in Projects, Danieli Group, VgO Lab, Italian Food Culture, Il Salumaio di Montenapoleone, Cioccolati Italiani, Radio Globo, El Coq, The Sushi Club, Bellora, Admiral Group, Gruppo COIN Excelsior, Consorzio Parmigiano Reggiano.

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