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The Pasta-set is one of those rare cases where we have made a genuine innovation in the ancient field of cooking instruments: the pasta strainer is inside the pot. The shape of this object was fascinating and mysterious, so much so in fact that we carried out a survey: around half of those interviewed didn't think it was a cooking pot, and offered wildly differing interpretations of its use. But we went ahead with it anyway, and it was a good thing we did: the Pasta-set became so popular that it had a deep influence on the market and won the Gold Medal at Bio 11 in Ljubljana in 1986, and unleashed a flood of imitations worldwide (there are at least a hundred).
Born in Florence in 1941, architect and designer. He lives and works in Milan. He is a member of the Archizoom group, co-ordinator of the Montefibre Design Centre, partner in the CDM Group (Consulenti Design Milano). Functional innovation and strong patterns are the reference points for his most recent creations with Cassina, Driade, Fiam. He has held lectures and seminars in Amsterdam, San Paolo, Melburne, Tokyo and at the Domus Academy and the European Design Institute of Milan.