Italian "colour master" Giulio Ridolfo was born in Udine, Italy and graduated with a Master degree in Fashion Design from Milan's Domus Academy in 1985. He has since worked as a sought-after colour advisor to many of the world's leading interior, clothing and footwear companies. Ridolfo draws his ispiration from diverse sources such as photography, art and fashion. He gathers images, colours, patterns and textures then combines these different elements and expressions until he creates something new. Before graduating in Architecture at Politecnico of Milan, Chiara Novello was able to deepen a more artisan and conceptual approach to architecture by studying at the Technical University of Lisbon.
After years of collaboration with renowned architecture firms in Milan, in parallel with her academic assignments, in 2013 she founded Studio A/C with Alessia Pessano. Together they continue to develop projects of different scales, trying to always operate in the spaces in which they intervene with a bespoke approach, in search of a balance between aesthetics and functionality.