He graduated as an architect from Milan Polytechnic in 1969 and, in the same year, began his collaboration with the firm Nizzoli Associati, and from 1971 to 1975 he was editor of the magazine Casabella and then, from 1977 to 1980, editor-in-chief of the design magazine Modo, which he ran until 1983. In 1973, he organized a critical exhibition on Italian radical design for the IDZ - Internationales Design Zentrum - in Berlin. From 1975 to 1977, he was also secretary coordinator of the Visual Arts-Architecture section of the Venice Biennale. In 1979 and 1980, he was in charge of the Raccolta del Design at the Milan Triennial, an institution for which he held several exhibitions in the early 80's. He realized architectural projects, fixtures, exhibitions, books, scenographies, interiors and objects for renowned international design companies. His relationship with FontanaArte dates back to the early 1980s, when, under the artistic direction of Gae Aulenti, he and Daniela Puppa designed the layout of the events in which the company was the protagonist. From the late 1980s, he signed many successful projects for the company: the Velo (1988-89), Flute (1999) and Drum (2005) lamp families.