Born at Asola (Mantua) on 20.04.1938 He has been working in Industrial and Design and Architecture since 1996, with an office in Milan at Via M. Giudice Donadoni 10. Chairman of Cortesi Design s.r.l. (design company) – Chairman and C.E.O. of Compagnia Italiana Progetto s.a.s. – Deputy Chairman of RED (Consortium Company with 11 member companies in the engineering, architecture and environment sectors). He is a permanent member of the jury of the Koizumi Prize in Tokyo; he is a consultant of the Japan Design Foundation, Osaka; he is Chairman of the Jury of the SMAU Prize. He teaches the industrial design of public premises and facilities at the Politecnico in Milan. He is a member of the Scientific Committee of the Architecture and Design Journals: ARCA – PROFESSIONE PROGETTO. His products have received important prizes including Compasso d'Oro, Bio-Gold Medal Ljubljana, Gold Medal at Buenos Aires, The Neocom Award in Chicago, Gran Prix d'Architecture. He has given lectures in Italy and in many countries internationally. He has been chairman of the A.D.I. and member of the Management Committee of the ICSID.