Cristiana Giopato was born in Treviso, Italy in 1978. She moved to Milan to continue her studies at the Politecnico di Milano, graduating in 2002. During her studies, she worked for Studio Hasuike and she has collaborated with famed designer Patrizia Urquiola since 2003. A selection of Giaopatos works include: Hula-Hoop, vase/wine cooler (2004), produced by Industreal, exhibited at In Dust We Trust during the Salone Del Mobile 2004, at the Triennale di Milano for the exhibition Sensi Divini, at 100%design (London) and Tokyo Design Week 2004; Sparky, lamp (2000), 1Â° Prize at the competition Young&Design 00; and Cactus-lo (1999), clothes hanger/room divider, which received a special mention at Young&Design 99.
Christopher Coombes was born in Bristol, England in 1979. In 2001, he graduated with an Industrial Design degree from Brunel University, London. That same year, he moved to Milan and began collaborating with George Sowden and moving on to work with Sebastian Bergne, all they while developing his own projects, including: Servagon, serving tray (2005), produced by Industreal. Throne (2004), ceramic eggcup, exhibited at foodesign by Guzzini held at the Triennale during the Salone Del Mobile 2004.
Giopato and Coombes have developed various projects together over the years in their studio in Milan, using methods formed from a collaboration of their individual professional experiences.