Fabio Bortolani was born in 1957 in Modena. After studying architecture in Florence he worked as an employee in an architecture office and started his career as industrial designer in 1990. Since the foundation of his own office in Spilamberto Modena, Bortolani designed a lot of objects and furniture pieces, which were presented in many exhibitions. A lot of them were honoured with design awards and uncountable mentions in famous reference books. Fabio Bortolani's customers and employers are famous international companies, auch as Alessi, Cappellini, Driade or La Palma.