Studio Kairos was founded in 1980 when Massimo Bonetti, Giuseppe Manente and Abramo Mion decided to partner together after years of working individually on a wide range of projects. The studio focuses mostly on design and has created products which have been nominated for and have won several awards, including the prestigious "Compasso d'Oro." The word "Kairos" is Greek for "the right time, spot and measurement", a concept that Studio Kairos has made its own and applies to every project. In ancient Greece, the word was used to indicate the perfect location where a house was to be built and the perfect date to start construction.