Born in Tremezzina (Como) in 1945. Master in Mechanical Engineering at the Politecnico of Milan in 1969. Industrial designer for various companies: Alfa Romeo Auto, Alias, Alessi, Arabia-Finland, Colombo design, TH Kohl, Luceplan, Legrand, Mandarina Duck, Vitra, Tvs,,Olivetti, Caimi Brevetti etc.
Lecturer at Domus Academy, at Politecnico of Milan, member of Board of Designlabor Bremerhaven. at IUAV in Venice. Many conferences in Europe, Japan and USA.
“Compasso d’oro” for “Lola” in 1989, “Metropoli” in 1994, “Mix” in 2008 all lamps by Luceplan, for “Teak” table in 2011 by Alias, for Flap –acoustic panels in 2016 by Caimi brevetti.
In 1999 Designer of the year -Salon du Meuble de Paris,
In 2000 Bundespreis Produktdesign with Meda Chair (Vitra)
In 2005 Hon Royal Designer for Industry-London RSA
In 2007 Index: Award with Solar Bottle
Since 1994 MOMA in New York included into the Design Collection “Light Light”, “SoftLight ” and “Longframe” chairs by Alias, and “On-Off “lamp by Luceplan
He works and lives in Milan.