born in 1945 Tremezzina, Italy
. graduated with a laurea in Mechanical Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano in 1969.
. from 1973, was the technical manager of Kartell.
. worked as a freelance industrial designer for various companies in 1979: Alfa Romeo Auto, Alias, Alessi, Arabia-Finland, Cinelli, Colombo Design, Brevetti Gaggia, Vitra, Olivetti, Luceplan etc. in 1979.
. brought design world a pragmatic mind and an attention in details in materials and production process, coming from engineering background.
. from 1983 to 1987, was the lecturer on industrial technology at Domus Academy.
. from 1995, has been a lecturer at Politecnico di Milan "Corso di Laurea di Disegno Industriale" with a design lab.
. from 1995 to 1997, was a member of Board of Designlabor Bremerhaven, Institut fur System-und Produktgestaltung.
. since 2003, has been a lecturer at IUAV in Venice with design workshops.
"Compasso d'oro" for the "Lola" lamp, by Luceplan, 1989
"Design Plus" prize for Titania lamp, by Luceplan, 1992
"European Design Prize " for his work with Luceplan, 1994
"Compasso d'oro" for the "Metropoli" lamps series, by Luceplan, 1994
"Industrie Forum design" Hannover for the UNI-X family lamps, 1995
"Industrie Forum design" Hannover for the Titania Clamp lamp, 1996
I.D design review-"Best of category" with Vitra - Meda chair, 1997
Designer of the year -Salon du Meuble de Paris, 1999
Bundespreis Produktdesign 2000/2001 with Meda chair, 2000
Good Design Award Chicago Athenaeum with Arabia's Water, 2001
Reddot award for Iittala Knives, 2002
"Hon Royal Designer for Industry" Londra RSA, 2005
"Design Plus" and "Light of the future" for MIX led lamp by Luceplan, 2006
INDEX:Award with Solar Bottle, 2007
Berenice Lamp, 1984, for Luceplan Spa
Light Light Chair, 1987, Alias
Titania Lamp, 1989, for Luceplan Spa
Metropoli Lamp, 1992, for Luceplan Spa
Longframe Chair, 1993, for Alias
Armframe Chair, 1994, for Alias
Upper Stepladder, 2000, for Kartell
Meda Chair, 2004, for Vitra