Born in Brianza, a traditional hub of furniture production, in 1993 Carlo Colombo graduated in Architecture from the Milan Polytechnic. His first point of contact with Giulio Cappellini was in 1991, and he designed his first piece for him in 1992:the Kyoto bed, presented at the Salone del Mobile in Milan that year. Since then Colombo’s work as a designer has flowed into hundreds of projects in collaboration with the leading firms of the sector: Antonio Lupi, Arflex, Artemide, BYografia and Cappellini. In 2004 Colombo was named Designer of the Year in Tokyo. Between 2005 and 2011 he received the ELLE DECO International Design Award four times and he has won prizes for his projects from Gioia Casa and MD Magazine. Besides product and furniture design, Colombo undertakes business and marketing promotion for companies, works on graphic design, curates exhibitions and works as a consultant and art director.