The phrase "made in Italy" has come to stand for unsurpassed quality, design excellence, and continual technical innovation, and the work of Pietro Arosio has all three in spades. Born in Lissone, Italy, and educated at the Institute of Applied Arts in Monza (where the famous design Triennale began), Arosio started his independent studio in 1972 with designs for some of Italy's leading interiors and furniture manufacturers. His line for Tacchini, for instance, demonstrates Arosio's deep understanding for the technical aspects of the pieces' mechanisms without sacrificing style and use. Each piece transforms effortlessly to different configurations to conform to specific functions and ergonomic comfort. Arosio's attention to details derives from intensive research and development with the engineer departments of the manufacturing companies, although the final product is always uniquely Arosio's own. His work has been exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Modern Arts Museum in Munich.