Born in Bergamo in 1959, Riccardo Blumer graduated in Architecture at the Politecnico in Milan in 1982. In the first few years of his professional career from 1983 to 1988 he worked together with architect Mario Botta, in Lugano, and was involved in various projects, exhibitions and publications. In 1988 he opened his studio in Morosolo in Northern Italy, from which time he has worked as an architect and designer. He has collaborated with leading companies, completing important projects such as the interior of the famed opera house in Milan, La Scala. He has been awarded with several prestigious prizes including the esteemed “Compasso d’Oro” in 1998, while exhibitions have been held and books have been published in his honour. He designed a series of seats in 1996 called “Laleggera” which has won several awards and is now part of the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the George Pompidou Centre in Paris and the Triennale in Milan.
Matteo Borghi, was born in Varese in Northern Italy in 1976. In 2004 he graduated in Architecture at Politecnico in Milan. He grew up working in his family’s company which produces jewels, silverware and sacred art and began working in architectural studios in 2003. Since 2005 he has worked in the studio of architect Riccardo Blumer, collaborating with him on various design projects.