Born in 1946 in Lissone, near Milan, he acquired his interest in design whilst working at the research centre of a company specialising in the production of metallic furniture. This experience led to the emergence of a design philosophy that developed over time through his work as an industrial designer. He began his career in 1972, and in 1983, received the prestigious Casaviva d’Oro award. The core of his work includes essentiality, research of new materials and technologies, and attention to detail and to the engineering implications of his designs. Several of his pieces have been exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and at the Munich modern art museum Die Sammlung.