Born in Milan in 1935, Mario Bellini graduated from the Politecnico di Milano in 1959. Living and working in Milan, his activities have ranged from architecture and urban design to furniture and industrial design. An acclaimed designer as of 1963, many of his creations are today part of the Permanent Collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Since the 80~Rs he has dedicated himself primarily to architectural projects worldwide, from Europe to USA, the United Arab Emirates, Japan and Australia. Himself an avid art lover and collector, he is also well known as an art exhibition designer.