Pietro Maria Castiglioni, a.k.a Piero, graduated in architecture in 1970 in Milan, where he lives and works dedicating, almost exclusively, to lighting design - private homes, showrooms, art galleries, museums, shopping and sports centers, hotels, offices, lighting public and external - and teaching activity at the University of Geneva, the Domus Academy and the Polytechnic of Milan.
From 1973 to 1979 he co-owned the studio in Via Presolana with his father Livio: they work for the design of lighting in the public and private sphere. Lighting fixtures are handcrafted in the study. The "Scintilla" system, produced by Fontana Arte since 1983, is the result of the experience gained over the years, followed by the design of lighting equipment for various companies.
For FontanaArte we mention among others: Parola, Canna, Calle, Nina, Edy, Sillaba, Palio. Since the 1980s the collaboration with international architects has led to great journeys and to the design of lighting for important architectural complexes. Remember: Paris, Musée d'Orsay (1986) - Venice, Grassi Palace (1986) - Barcelona, Museo d'Art de Catalunya (1987) - Seville, Expo 1992 Italy Palace (1992) - Genoa, Ancient Port (1992) - Lisbon, Belem Cultural Centre (1992) - Milan, Arcimboldi Theatre (1997) - Rome, Quirinale Palace Sala dei Corazzieri (1997) - Sao Paolo, Pinacoteca do Estado de San Paolo (1998) - Expo di Lisbon (1998) - Paris, G. Pompidou Centre (2001) - Turin, Lingotto Agnelli Art Gallery (2002) - Milan, Seat de Il Sole 24 Ore (2005) - Rennes, Museo di Bretagna (2005) - St. Petersburg, Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood (2005) - Barcelona, El Prat Airport (2009) - Milan Expo 2015 masterplan (2011) - Palermo, Branciforte Palce (2012) - Milan, Portello Square (2012) - Bergamo, Italcementi Research Centre (2012) - Rome, Roman Forum (2012) - Trento, Muse Science Museum (2013) - Milan, Garibaldi Porta Nuova Complex (2013) - Istanbul, Sancaklar Mosque (2012) - Milan, ENI Headquarter (2014) - Geneva, St. Pierre Cathedral (2017) - San Pellegrino, San Pellegrino Flagship Factory (2017) - Milan, Foundation Rovati (2018).