Raul Barbieri was born in Milan in 1946. In 1972 he obtained a degree in Architecture at the Milan Polytechnic. While at University he collaborated with the design consulting studio for Olivetti, directed by Ettore Sottsass Jr., where he met Giorgio Marianelli with whom he started his own activity opening the Raul Barbieri e Giorgio Marianelli Architetti studio in Milan, dealing mainly with architecture and industrial design. Since 1989 he has been continuing his own activity, still in Milan, but with an individual studio. The project for a district of terraced houses in Milan which dates back to this period was recently presented at the “Compasso D’Oro ADI Architectural and Design” exhibition in London. His passion for research applied to design leads him to collaborate with schools of design, such as l’Ecole Supérieure de la Création Industrielle “Les Aterliers” in Paris and the Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan. His interest for the world of living brings to life collaboration with prestigious names such as Acerbis International, Alivar Gallery, CiDue, Magis, Ycami, Plank, Rexite, Tronconi, Zucchetti. Since 1999 he is active member at ADI (Associazione per il Disegno Industriale).