Born in Lenno Tremezzina (Como) in 1945, Mechanical Engineering Degree at the Politecnico of Milan in 1969, from 1973 technical manager of Kartell, responsible for the control of project of furniture and plastic laboratory equipments. In 1979 he starts as freelance industrial designer for various companies: Alfa Romeo Auto, Ansaldo Sistemi Industriali, Alias, Cinelli, Colombo design, Gaggia, Italtel Telematica, Luceplan, Legrand, Mandarina Duck, Omron Japan, Vitra, etc. Exhibitions "Creativitalia" 1990, and a personal exhibition at the "Design Gallery", Matzuia Ginza in Tokyo. "XVIII Triennale in Milan" 1992, "The lightness" section of "Il giardino delle cose". "Mestieri d'Autore " 1993 in Siena. "Design, miroir du siecle" in Paris, at the section "Le sens et la matiere". "Mutant materials in contemporary design" MOMA- NewYork 1995. Teaching and research Since 1983 lecturer on industrial technology at Domus Academy. Seminars at the International Design Symposium in Fukui, at the Workshop Design Quest in Osaka, and at the Design Center in Tokyo. Since 1995 lecturer at Politecnico of Milan "Corso di Laurea di Disegno Industriale" and Member of Board of Designlabor Bremerhaven, Institut fur System-und Produktgestaltung. Awards 1989 "Compasso d'oro" for the "Lola" lamp, by Luceplan . 1992 "Design Plus" prize for Titania lamp, Internationale Frankfurter Messe "Ambiente 92". 1994 "European Design Prize" for his work with Luceplan. 1994 "Compasso d'oro" for the "Metropoli" lamps serie, by Luceplan. 1995 "Industrie Forum design" Hannover for the UNI-X family series of floor lamps. Some products are in the permanent collection of Museum of Modern Art of Toyama and from 1994 The Museum of Modern Art in New York, includes in its Design Collection "Light light" chair 1987, the "Soft light"chair 1989 by Alias, and the "On-Off"lamp 1988. He works and lives in Milan.