Born in 1958 in San Candido, in the Dolomites, he graduates with a degree in Applied Arts and begins working in the industrial world, doing research on materials and new technologies. In 1981 he opens a studio in San Candido and attends the International Course of Specialization in Design in Naples, where he has the chance to meet the masters Ettore Sottsass and Gaetano Pesce. He then completes his training at the Domus Academy in Milan. Next, he moves to Weimar, Germany, where he teaches Product Design at Bauhaus University, continuing his work as a designer and creating projects for very well-known Italian and foreign companies, which earn him several international awards. He is the Dean of the Faculty of Design and Art of Free University of Bozen from 2002 to 2010.