Was born in 1935, in Venice, where he earned a degree in architecture. With his wife Afra Bianchin (1937-2011), he opened a professional design studio, one of the most widely-acclaimed and well-known. Together, they worked on several innovative industrial design projects. In 1958, he began working with glass at Venini glassworks in Murano. In 1960, he started collaborating with Gavina.