Marcello Ziliani was born in Brescia on 20th February 1963 under the sign of Pisces.

After studying scientific subjects at school, in 1988 he graduated in Architecture at Milan Polytechnic (supervisor Achille Castiglioni) with an industrialized design for a modular portable ladder.

He is currently in charge of Studio Zetass, an integrated organization dealing with product design, graphic design, engineering and fitting-out which works alongside qualified professionals, both in-house and from outside, with extensive knowledge in their specific sectors.

He operates at both national and international level in conjunction with leading firms and offers consultancy services for multinational groups.

He has been working with Flos since 1994, designing its collection of wall brackets Sally, Piperita and Schroeder and the models Wings and Flaps for the US market.

Marcello Ziliani is a founder member of "ABC - Incontri sul progetto, a Milan-based cultural association which has organized meetings and events on the subject of design.

Since 1993, he has been involved in teaching activities in the field of graphics.

He has taken part in exhibitions (bagno senza confini - l'orgoglio del progetto - design under 35 - segnali di cibo) and has served on the juries of various competitions.

His many accolades include 5 selections for the Compasso d'Oro (3 as Studio Zetass) and the Top Ten award.

From 1997 to 1999, he has been Art Director for Salviati.