Carlo Bartoli, born in 1931, lives and works in Monza. He was born in Milano, and graduated in Architecture at the Politechnic University. He began his professional career, concentrating initially on architecture and subsequently on interior design and industrial design, designing furnishings and consumer goods for mass production. He worked as a designer for Accademia, Artelano, Colombo Design, Con & Con, Ernesto Meda, Matteo Grassi, Kartell, Rossi di Albizzate, Varenna-Poliform, Ycami and other manufacturers. He is also the art director for some of these companies, such as Colombo Design. Many of his creations were awarded the highest distinctions and are exhibited in major museums.