French citizen born in Austria, has lived and worked for many years in Europe, North America and Asia and Italy. One of the first graduates in “esthétique industrielle” at the ENSAD in Paris with a thesis on plastics, he was a pioneer in experimentation on the different materials and contamination between technologies, which has become distinctive aspects of his work.
In the early seventies, he perfect the first ski-boot in thermo plastic material completely recyclable, subsequently commercialized by the Italian firm Caber.
Is the beginning of his specialization as a sports designer, which led to close collaboration with the most important multinational sport companies all over the world in many industry branches.
Working in this sector, which has often pioneered research into new materials and techniques, provided the experience to enable him to bring innovation to more traditional areas where is set a concept of design as pure aesthetic shape. A man of the world and eclectic designer, today he is a consultant for a variety of companies.
Awarded 4 times with the Compasso d’Oro ADI (1994,2001,2008 e 2014, 1 Honorable Mention in 1998 and 2 Selections in 1994 and 2008) of ADI Association Industrial Design, his work has won many international design awards over the years. The motorcyclist’s back protector designed for Dainese is now housed in the permanent collection of design at the MOMA in New York and the lamp Mite (Foscarini) is part of the design collection of the Beaubourg in Paris.