Claudio Dondoli and Marco Pocci met at the Faculty of Architecture, Florence. In 1983, having shared not only their studies but also an intense artistic and theatrical experience, they founded their own design agency at Colle Val D’Elsa, against the romantic backdrop of the Tuscan countryside around Siena. Christened Archirivolto, this agency has concerned itself solely with industrial design since 1989. They maintain that today, true innovation is based on the use of technology and materials. Technology serves not to create an image, but to give service to the client : to be of genuine quality a good design-led product must therefore be beautiful, effective and comfortable. Besides Ligne Roset and Cinna, they collaborate with Bonaldo, Desalto and Fasem.