An Italian-born architect Renzo Piano is responsible for designing countless buildings and sculptures around the world, including Centre di Pompidou in Paris. The recipient of Compasso d’Oro, the Pritzker Prize, the Erasmus and Kyoto Awards, his resume nothing short of impressive. A genius of the grandiose, he changed gears as a designer for iittala when he created his contemporary Piano Flatware collection. Sleek with unusual proportions, his cutlery is a reflection of what his buildings would be if they were scaled down. Piano encompasses well-rounded, balanced and thoughtful design which has gain him respect and recognition for his positive impact on architecture and design.