Vittorio Locatelli was born in 1962, after studying art he received a degree in architecture from the Milan Polytechnic, where he has been teaching for a number of years. In his studio-workshop, located in an historic building on Via Rossini, he combines work closely tied to architecture and design (primarily interior and exhibit design) with ?studio? work involving the applied arts, from decoration to illustration to graphics and painting in the strict sense. His collaboration with Driade, which dates from the early nineties when (together with William Bertocco) he created three mirrors for the ?Follies? collection, responds to the many facets of the company?s work: designing stands for the Frankfurt, Cologne and Milan furniture fairs, shops in various parts of the world, catalogues and the decor for the Milanese parties held during the Furniture Salon. Recent works and/or works in progress include a shop/gallery in Hong Kong, a bar/restaurant in Seoul and an apartment on Avenue Montaigne in Paris.