design language etc.
design practice and theory 


updated sept.23rd 2001


history file of products

From 1972 I started my own studio in Milan after six years with Ettore Sottsass in Olivetti. That makes many years of collaboration with industries in different sectors. Every time the problems, and the solutions, were new. We never got however down to easy compromises so that we can look back with some satisfaction even if many of our ideas never got realized. Some designs became world wide best sellers, others remained unsatisfactory as commercial products. 
One main constant can be found in my work: every product was considered as an experiment of design language. My interest in a hypothetic foundation of design as a design theory or as a design language  gave me also a vantage point in teaching. 


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