Carlo Ballabio was born in Canterbury in 1967. He Studied at IPSIA G. Meroni of Lissone as a technician in furniture and furnishing. Alessandro Elli was born in Brianza in 1968. Having graduated from the State Institute of Art in Cantù, he attended the Polytechnic University of Design in Milan, gaining a Master’s Degree in Industrial Design. In 1999, with the Carugo studio, he created his own signature products with Carlo Ballabio, marking the start of his career which allowed him to happily and easily drift between the roles of designer, art director and graphic designer, commissioned mainly by the furniture sector.