Born in Ferrara in 1951, he obtained his architectural degree in Florence. During the years of radical and experimental architecture, he was among the protagonists of movements such as Cavart, Alchimia and Memphis. He has designed lamps and furnishings for the most important Italian and European firms, such as Artemide, Olivetti, Alias, Unifor, Hermès, Alessi. He has also designed work environments and corporate identities for Deutsche Bank, the Italian Post Services, Italian Railways, Enel, Piaggio, Olivetti, Telecom Italia, Novartis, Intesa Sanpaolo, UniCredit. He has signed many architectonic projects in Italy and all over the globe, including residential, industrial, managerial and cultural buildings. He has curated exhibition set-ups for museums such as the Milan Triennale, the Exhibitions Palace in Rome, the Neues Museum in Berlin and the Galleria d’Italia Piazza Scala, the Sforza Castle and the Museum of the Rondanini Pietà in Milan.
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