Studio Kairos was founded in 1980 and is the result of collaboration between Massimo Bonetti, Giuseppe Manente and Abramo Mion. Kairos is a classic Greek word meaning the right time, the right place or the right measure. Studio Kairos aim to apply this ideology to each of their projects. Studio Kairos have received several awards and nominations throughout their professional career – an indication of their outstanding design efforts. They were awarded the Compasso d’Oro prize in 1984 for the design of "Armadio Sisamo" for B&B Italia. They have been nominated for the Compasso d'Oro on four other separate occasions.