In 1986 Laviani received a diploma in architecture and design. Already three years before his graduation, he started to work for Michele d. Lucchi. With his diploma he became his partner. Five years later, he finally became self-employed.
His first great success came through the planning and design for appearance of the company Kartell at the "Salone internazionale del mobile". Through his successful performance he was also engaged by Kartell in the coming years for shows and exhibitions. Since 1991 he has been the artistic director of Kartell. In 2000, Ferruccio developed the ceiling light "Fly". In 2015 the lamps "Battery" and "Kabuki" were published. The special thing about the "Battery" is that you can recharge it thanks to USB cable.
The list of Ferruccio Lavianis customers is long: Dolce & Gabbana, Zara, Swarovsky, Emilio Pucci, Kartell, Hennessy and Richard Ginori give a small impression.