Alberto Saggia was born in Novara on 21 August 1978. After completing scientific studies he attended university and obtained a degree in Industrial Design at the Milan Polytechnic, specialising in lighting. 
Valerio Sommella was born in Cortona in 1980. He obtained an honours degree in industrial design at Milan Polytechnic in 2004, the year he began working with Stefano Giovannoni. In 2007, he left Milan and moved to Amsterdam where he joined the team of Marcel Wanders until, in 2009, he decided to go it alone.