Neapolitan coffee maker, 1981

Born in Potenza, in 1931, architect and designer. Graduated in architecture at the Polytechnic of Naples, in the early seventies, he abandoned teaching in the faculty and organized, with the students, militant and pedagogical actions in the poor neighborhoods of Naples. He works in contact with the people, organizes performances and helps creativity with recycled materials. This experience leads to the Global Tools period, a design cooperative in which he is the protagonist. He designs, among other companies, for Baleri, Glass, Oluce, Zabro (Zanotta).
In 1981 he won the Compasso d’Oro for his research on the Neapolitan coffee maker (for Alessi). He carries out critical and literary activity.