Donato D'Urbino and Paolo Lomazzi were born in Milan in the late 1930s. They started working together in 1966. Throughout their careers, D'Urbino and Lomazzi have continued to experiment, working in the "borderline" zone between architecture and design. THeir porfessional activiites include architecture, industrial design, devleopment of furniture and fittings, and urban planning. They worked with Jonathan De Pas from 1966 until he passed away in 1991.