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Inside the creative and multicultural heart of Milan, that’s where you will find Studio Marco Piva, an academy of sciences more than an architectural and design Firm, an experimental workshop where, with methodical rigor, projects on different scales are confronted.

marco piva

Marco Piva, the founder, a traveler and designer, is an innovator who is dedicated to create unique design creations pervaded by stylistic freedom.

The effort in material research and technology, the value of differentiation and the design innovation lead his production, distinguished by an exciting, fluid and functional language, to become one of the most representative of the Italian Design.

board of directors

The leadership of Studio Marco Piva is made up of a Board of directors which, in addition to the founder Marco Piva, includes: the co-founder Sarah Gabaglio, Head of the Style and Design Department; Armando Bruno, the Chief Executive Officer of SMP, Chief Architect and Head of Educational; Fabio Basile, the General Manager; and Daniela Baldo, the Chief Operating Officer and responsible together with Marco Piva for Overseas operations.

The Firm is currently composed of a hundred collaborators, all extremely well-prepared and distributed between the main office in Milan, the second office in Shanghai and in the many sites around the world.

our Awards

Wallpaper Design Awards 2021
Best Curves category, Admeto, design Marco Piva for Visionnaire

NEWH Top ID Award 2021
Italian Top Interior Designer: Studio Marco Piva

Archilovers Best Projects 2020
Princype, Milan

World Luxury SPA Awards 2020
Luxury Fitness SPA category – Shiseido SPA at Excelsior Hotel Gallia

World Travel Awards 2020
– Europe’s Leading Hotel Suite 2020, (Katara Suite); Excelsior Hotel Gallia
– Italy’s Leading Hotel Suite 2020, (Katara Suite); Excelsior Hotel Gallia

The Plan Award 2020
– ON AIR design by Marco Piva for IGV Group, winner of the category industrial Design/Future
– Honorable Mention to Princype project inside the Mitsubishi special contest

Luxury Lifestyle Awards 2020
Best Luxury Architect and Interior Design Studios in Milan, Italy

BigSEE Tourism Design Award 2020
The Pantheon Iconic Rome Hotel

Wallpaper Design Awards 2019
Category Dream Factory, Marty, Visionnaire

World Travel Awards 2019
Italy’s Leading Hotel 2019: Excelsior Hotel Gallia

Archilovers Best Projects 2019
La Suite Hotel, Matera

Premio Regula 2019
My Private Boutique designed by Marco Piva for Sicis

World Travel Awards 2019
Europe’s Leading Hotel Suite 2019, (Katara Suite); Excelsior Hotel Gallia

The Plan Award, 2019
Honorable Mention to the project Crystal Towers, category Urban Planning.

Best of Houzz 2019 Award Design

World Travel Awards 2019
Italy’s Leading Hotel Suite 2019, (Katara Suite); Excelsior Hotel Gallia

Lombard Excellence 2018
Cave, design Marco Piva for Sahrai Milano

World Travel Awards 2018
Italy’s Leading Hotel, Excelsior Hotel Gallia

Best of Houzz 2018 Award Design

China Awards 2018
Capital Elite award for the urban development in China

World SPA Awards 2018
Italy’s Best Hotel Spa 2018: Shiseido Spa at Excelsior Hotel Gallia

ADI Design Index 2018
Category “Design per l’Abitare” – Cave, Sahrai Milano

World Travel Awards 2018
Italy’s and World’s Leading Hotel Suite, (Katara Suite); Excelsior Hotel Gallia

Medal of Merit to the career, 2018
Scuola Superiore di Arte Applicata all’Industria, Milan

IF Design Award 2018
Book design Marco Piva for Caleido

Best of Houzz 2017 Award Design

Lit Design Award 2017
Honorable mention to City of Light, designed for Helios Automazioni, to the Cupola designed fot Excelsior Hotel Gallia, and to Crown, designed for Italamp

Good Design Award 2017
Arte, design Marco Piva for Euromobili

Good Design Award 2017
Zeit, design Marco Piva for Mandelli 1953

Good Design Award 2017
Edge Door, design Marco Piva for Lualdi

100 Italian Excellences award 2017
Designers section

World SPA Awards 2017
Italy’s Best Hotel Spa (Shiseido SPA at Excelsior Hotel Gallia)

Lombardy Excellence 2017
Exhibition Design, Designing The Complexity

ADI Index 2017
Category “Exhibition”, Designing the Complexity

World Travel Awards, 2017
Katara Suite at Excelsior Hotel Gallia: Europe’s Leading Hotel Suite, Italy’s Leading Hotel Suite and world Leading Hotel Suite

Premio Regula 2017
Casa Alitalia Lounges

Premio Micro Stars 2016
Best Hotel, Le Terrazze, Treviso

Best of Houzz 2016 Award Design

The Best in American Living™ Awards 2016
Club House, Gold Winner Category International/Multifamily

World Travel Awards 2016
World’s Leading Hotel Suite (Katara Suite); Excelsior Hotel Gallia Europe’s Leading Hotel Suite (Katara Suite); Excelsior Hotel Gallia
Italy’s Leading Hotel, Excelsior Hotel Galliia Italy’s Leading Hotel Suite (Katara Suite); Excelsior Hotel Gallia

World Luxury SPA Awards 2016
Best Luxury Emerging Spa in Italy (Shiseido SPA at Excelsior Hotel Gallia)
Best Luxury Urban Escape in Italy (Shiseido SPA at Excelsior Hotel Gallia)
Best Luxury Fitness Spa in Italy (Shiseido SPA at Excelsior Hotel Gallia)

The Plan Award 2016
Honorable Mention, category Culture, Yuhang Project
Honorable Mention, category Mixed Use, Feng Tai Project

World Travel Awards 2015
Europe’s Leading Luxury Hotel, Excelsior Hotel Gallia
Italy’s Leading Hotel, Excelsior Hotel Gallia
Europe’s Leading Hotel Suite (Katara Suite), Excelsior Hotel Gallia
Italy’s Leading Hotel Suite (Katara Suite), Excelsior Hotel Gallia
World Leading Hotel Suite (Katara Suite); Excelsior Hotel Gallia

Tourism 4 Italy Award
EIRE, Excelsior Hotel Gallia

Honorary membership of AIPI 2012
Italian Association of Interior Designer

Good Design Award 2011
Witch lamp, design Marco Piva for Leucos

Compasso d’Oro Design award 2011
Honorable Mention to Vitrum, design Marco Piva for VDA

Compasso d’Oro Design award 2011
Honorable mention for Marmomacc Meets Design

Best Communicator Awards 2010
Marmomacc Meets Design, Lithea

ADI Design Index 2010
Category “Design per l’Abitare” – Ciuri MGM Furnari

Hospitality Award 2009
Category Innovation, Le Terrazze, Treviso

Compasso D’oro Design Award 2009
Magritte Frame System, design Marco Piva for Omnitex