Marco Zanuso was born in 1954 in Milan and obtained his degree in Florence 1978 with a experimental thesis on living during the "radical architecture" period. The years in Florence were highly motivating culturally and emotionally, alternated with frequent trips and very fruitful public relations with the University of Milan, Wien, Paris and the United States of America. After the Florentine experience he added the Milan one next, where he works at the Marco Zanuso Senior studio and at the University of Milan with Enzo Mari and Achille Castiglioni.
Since 1991 he is business partner with Daniele Nava who exercises interiors, office and residential architecture. Currently he is working on a residential complex project in Milan and the rebuilding of the "Supemercati GS" supermarkets.
He has worked with a number of Italian companies such as:
- Cappellini, Driade, DePadova, FontanaArte.
Among his most important works we can mention:
- Contest for the "Palazzo dei congressi" in Palermo (along with M. Zanuso)
- Contest for the "Palazzo della Regione Umbria" (along with M. Zanuso); Hotel Continental in Milan (along with M. Zanuso)
- "Piccolo Teatro" in Milan (along with M. Zanuso)
- "Teatro Carlo Fossati" in Milan (along with M. Zanuso)
- Transformation of the residential complex in Livorno
- Transformation of the residential building of S. Stefano Belbo
- Project for the upgrading of the area Rastlos in Saarbrücken and Wien
- "Auditorium Mondadori" in Segrate (along with D. Nava)
- Residential building on Via Sansovino in Milan (along with D. Nava)
- "GS Supermercati (Carrefour)", interior design (along with D. Nava)
- "Ospedale di Niguarda" in Milan
- Project for a new library in 2003
- "Fuori serie: Mostra di mobili inediti degli anni '30-'40" exhibit at the Triennale of Milan in 2003
- Starwoods Hotel and project for the image of the Hotel Diana in Milan in 2003
- "Sogemi (Mercati Generali di Milano)"
– project for the image of the new entrance hall facing the counters (along with C. Toscano)
– 2004. He attended a number of design exhibits such as: "Memphis in 1981-1989" at the Groninger Museum in 1989
- "Capitales Européennes du Nouveau Design" at the Beaubourg of Paris in 1991
- "Design miroir du siecle" at the Grand Palais of Paris in 1993
- "Fantasy Object" at the Galleria Frau of New York in 1993
- “Misterious design Gallery" at the Saka of Tokio in 1995
- "Design im Wandel" at the Überse Museum of Bremen in 1996
- "Italian Design on Tour" in London, Milan and New York from 2001 to 2004
His works are being pubblished by the numerous design and architecture magazines. For FontanaArte he designed the lamps Flame Box, Minimal, Tate and the mirror Face.