Donato D'Urbino and Paolo Lomazzi operate in the fields of architecture, exhibit design, furnishings and product design, collaborating with some of the most famous companies in Italy and the rest of the world. They founded the studio in 1966 together with the architect Jonathan De Pas, who passed away in 1991. During the 1960s, they showed a particular interest in the activity of creating temporary furniture and architecture, featuring the use of materials and cutting-edge industrial techniques. They designed a series of pneumatic dwellings for the Italian pavilion at the World Expo in Osaka and for the 14th edition of the Milan Triennial.

Their design activities are accompanied by theoretical and cultural research. They have participated on many competition juries and engaged in many educational activities, including teaching in the Design departments of the Milan Polytechnic and the IUAV of Venice. Their production has been documented in the historical literature on Italian design and in major international publications on architecture and industrial design. Their numerous awards include the Golden Compass Award in 1979. Their works can be found in the design collections of the MOMA in New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Centre Pompidou in Paris and many others.

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