He was born in Cesena in 1960, lives and works in Milan. He graduated from I.S.I.A. Of Faenza (Istituto Superiore per le Industrie Artistiche) in 1986. In 1987 he obtained the Master in Industrial Design at Domus Academy in Milan. His studio in Milan designs ceramic coatings, hi-fi accessories, mobile phones, table and kitchen items, carpets and carpets, glasses, furniture, and home and office lamps.Since 2001 he has been artistic director of Cierre Accessories, a publishing company for tableware and accessories.
Since 1992 he has produced ‘Warli’, his own collection of carpets made in India according to traditional fabrics.
Several projects have been selected for international design exhibitions or have won design contests, other writings and works have appeared in magazines such as Fashion, Living, Interior, Domus, Kitchen Environment, Office Style, Bathroom, Bathroom And Accessories.
In 1986 he participated in the production of the book ‘The Belt of Orion’ edited by Alessi-Longanesi.
Exhibitions and competitions
1984 – Lamp design mentioned at the Staff Preis Design Competition, Design Center, Stuttgart, Germany.
1985 – 1st Lady’s Headphones Competition, Ross Electronics, England.
1986 – 1st Mexidesign Contest Award. Louis de Poortere, Domus, Snia Fiber. Milan.
1989 – International Design Association. Axis Center, Tokyo.
1989 – 1st prize at the Competition ‘Inner and Around. Color and decoration in the home environment ‘. Louis de Poortere, Snia Fiber. Milan.
1990 – ‘Seaside Design 3’. Show in Cattolica.
1991 – United Distillers Design Competition. Accessories for ‘Dimple Whiskey’, Milan-Hamburg.
1992 – ‘Warli’, 9 carpets on display. ‘Shed’, Milan.
1997 – 1st Biennial of Ceramic Art, Spezzano
2000 – iMade. Material innovation in the Italian furniture industry. Milan Furniture Show
2001 – 3rd Macef Prize with ‘Fleurs’, table china for Cierre accessories
2002 – 2nd Macef Prize with ‘Ellipse’, Cierre accessories
2004 – Sky Tv – Dish Design – Triennale of Milan
2005 – Adi Design Index – Interiors – Ascot Ceramics
1989 – Seminar on ‘Italian Design from the’ 80 ‘at the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India.
1998 – Visiting Professor at the Kent Institute of Art & Design ‘Rochester, England
2000 – Visiting Professor at the National College of Arts & Design ‘, Dublin, EIRE
2001 – Visiting Professor at Kuopio Academy of Design, Finland
2001-02- Professor of Design History at the ‘European Institute of Design’, – Visual Communication, Milan
2003-05 – Design Camp – Design Institute, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
Since 1995 he is a professor of ‘Industrial Design’ at ‘I.S.I.A.’ Faenza.
The impenetrable objects, Robert Wilson. Mode 1990 Apr., V.13, No.122, p.46-49.
Orion Belt – Alessi-Longanesi. 1987
Collaborations with magazines Abitare, Bagno & Accessories.