Pierluigi Cerri was born in Orta, italy in 1939 .
graduated from the milan polytechnic university, cerri works in the planning sector of architecture, industrial design, exhibition design, graphic design and shipbuilding.
in 1974 he co-founded the gregotti associati architecture firm.
in 1976 he was the visual director of the venice biennale.
he has been responsible for the visual identity of the kunst-und ausstellungshalle
in bonn and currently hold a similar position with palazzo grassi in venice.
he has designed book collections for the foremost italian publishers including electa,
einaudi, bollati boringhieri, fabbri, bompiani, skira\'.
he has staged exhibitions, shows and installations in: idz-berlin,
centre georges pompidou-paris, design zentrum-stuttgart, sogetsu kaikan-tokyo,
lingotto-turin, museo de arte contemporaneo-madrid, accademia di brera-milan,
science museum-london, palazzo reale-milan, moderna museet-stockolm,
musee d\'art moderne-paris.
he taught architecture semiotics with umberto eco at the milan polytechnic.
he has designed the cruise ships \'costa classica\', \'costa romantica\',
\'costa victoria\' and the motor yacht \'blue velvet\'.
in 1995 he received the italian compasso d\'oro award for excellent design.
1998 he designed the public areas, exhibition halls and temporary facilities of the lisbon expo.
1998 he founded cerri & associati.
he designed the visual identity of ferrari auto and is responsable
for the image of unifor, thonet, iguzzini, palazzo grassi and pirelli.
he designed the new trussardi stores in milan and paris
and created the corporate identity and architectural design
of prada headquaters buildings in italy and the usa.
he designed objects for unifor, b&b italia, poltrona frau, fontana arte, de padova,
arflex, molteni & c., fusital ... and made scenic installations for the italian TV
channels rai 3 and rai 2.