Born 1963. Marcello Ziliani graduated in architecture from Politecnico of Milan. He is the owner of STUDIO ZETASS, an integrated firm dealing with product design, engineering, graphic design and design coordination. From 1993 to 1997 Marcello Ziliani was president of "ABC - incontri sul progetto", a cultural association dealing with the organization of meetings and workshops on "the project" subject. In 1996 he was member of the jury of the competition "Young Italian Design" promoted by IKEA. From 1997 to 1999 he was art-director of Salviati and since December 2000 he has been art-director of Zago-Tech Chairs.
Marcello Ziliani has been awarded 5 Selections for the Compasso DOro ADI, a Selection for Prix dExcellance de la Maison 1995, Top Ten prize 1996, B! Come Bambino Design Prize 1998, Special mention for the Premio Confort & Design 2000 and ADI Design Index 2002.