Born in Vicenza, In 1978 he moved to Milan to work with Ettore Sottsass, becoming his associate; in the same year he founded Memphis.
In 1989 he founded Cibic & Partners (design and architectural office).
He is Professor Emeritus at the Tongii University of Shanghai, and taught during his carrier at Domus Academy, Milan Politecnico and IUAV Venice University.
Among the companies he has worked with: Antonangeli, Cappellini, Artemide, Foscarini, Paola C.
He designed layouts for the Biennale of Architecture of Venice, Shanghai Biennale, London Architecture Biennale and Abitare il Tempo.