After studying at the Brera Academy and Milan Polytechnic, he was active as a painter, architect, graphic artist and industrial manager. From 1960 he devoted himself exclusively to design: in 1968 he organized a section for the XIV Triennale presenting new ideas in design and interior decoration: among these, his “Programmable System for Living”.
In 1972, the exhibition “Italy: The New Domestic Landscape” at the M.O.M.A. in New York included his design for a “Global Furnishing Unit”; a number of his pieces are in the M.O.M.A. design collection. In 1984 the Musée d’Art Moderne in Villeneuve d’Ascq (France) held a retrospective of his work.