The September/October 2019 issue of Dwell magazine highlighted Piero Lissoni and his recently introduced Grasshopper Tables. The "Modern World" feature—collaboratively edited by Dwell staff—spotlighted twenty-four industry up-and-comers as well as words of advice from ten established designers.
“To be a designer means you have to be an engineer, a chemist, a mathematician, a scientist, a painter, a poet, a worker, a carpenter,” advises Lissoni. “You need to know many different approaches. First, you need discipline. Second, you need the capacity to be a hard worker. When you draw by yourself, by hand, and not with a computer. You need a lot of passion, but it’s a profession. It’s not a joke. Last but not least, it’s full of responsibilities. We are not artists, we are designers. That’s different.”