Mario Mazzer was born in 1955. He graduated in architecture from the Politecnico di Milano in 1978 and qualified as an industrial designer in 1979. He worked with leading figures in Italian design. His participation in numerous conferences and the displays of his work in museums and design exhibitions have contributed to the cultural dialogue on design. He received special mentions at the Young & Design competition in 1988 and 1989, and won the competition in 1991. He received an honourable mention from the American journal ID Annual Design Review, in 1996. His products have been included in the ADI Design Index and in the International Design Yearbook. In 2001 he published a monograph entitled Thinking about Things: Mario Mazzer designer. In 2006 and 2007 he received an honorable mention in the competition Riabita. He received the Good Design in four editions between 2009 and 2011, with 2010 Babel by Bonaldo. He won four Red Dot Design Awards between 2010 and 2012 and the IF Design Award in 2012. He works in collaboration with numerous top industrial-design firms.