Since the beginning Marco Piva has been working in Italy as well as abroad on architecture, interior and industrial design projects, earning commendations and awards in Italy and abroad.
Graduated at the Polytechnic of Milan, in 1977 he founded Studiodada Associates, one of the best known design studios of the Radical period. From 1987 to 1990 he was member of the Presidential Board of Associazione per il Disegno Industriale (ADI), the Industrial Design Association in Italy. In 1987, Marco Piva also founded IDA, International Design Agency, that was an Italian interface for a World Design Network system.
In 1990, he also founded its own brand, Studio Marco Piva.
From 1997 to 2002 Marco Piva coordinated Hot Group (Hotel Technologies Group), the first interdisciplinary group of companies specialising in technologies for hotel and hospitality clients.
Since 1999, this remarkable activity has been combined with teaching positions at universities and design institutes both in Italy and abroad, and the organisation of the post-graduate Master’s degree program at the Politecnico di Milano, the Scuola Politecnica di Design (Polytechnic School of Design) and the Istituto Europeo di Design (European Institute of Design) in Milan.
From 2007 to 2009 he was scientific curator of Italian Contract Design, a project of Federlegno Arredo. In 2002 Marco Piva also established “Atelier Design”, a design cell inside the structure of his own practice, where research and development are the fundamental keys of design.
Marco Piva Atelier Design designs for: A Project, Altreforme, Arflex, Arpa Industriale, Bross, Cabas, Confalonieri, Corinto, Deko, Ege, Estro, Frati, Gaggiolini, Gervasoni, Kvadrat, iGuzzini Illuminazione, Jacuzzi, L’Abbate, La Murrina, Lamm, Lapis, Leucos, Lithea, Marioni, Meritalia, Misuraemme, Moroso, Nito, Novello, Oikos, Omnitex, Pierantonio Bonacina, Poliform, Potocco, Rapsel, Reflex, Schonhuber Franchi, Serralunga, Sicis, Sirrah, So Far So Near, Stella Rubinetterie, Tisettanta, Unopiù, Up Group, Valpra, VDA, Zonca.
Marco Piva works in the fields of master planning, architecture, interior design and industrial design. Activities vary from large scale structures dedicated to residential and tourist functions, interior design up to the design of particular products for the residential as well as public areas.The Studio's main offices are in Milan, considered the world capital of industrial and fashion design. Studio’s branches are located in Dubai (U.A.E.), Saint Petersburg and Moscow (Russia), Mumbai (India), Beijing (China) and Doha (Qatar).