Claudio Francesco Bellini (Born 1963) lives and works in Milan, where he graduated in Architecture and Industrial design at the renowned Politecnico university in 1990. In 1996 he founded Atelier Bellini, an innovative design studio with a special interest in the relationship between new technologies and creative processes. He introduced a completely new vision in the contemporary office furniture landscape in 1998. Today Claudio Bellini Design is one of the most influential European studios, is active within several fields of design ranging from furniture and product design to architecture. Many of the studio's creations have received international design awards, including the prestigious Red Dot,IF and Good design awards.