Raffaele Lazzari was born in Castelfranco Veneto (TV) in 1979. After technical studies he graduated in Industrial Design from Treviso at the Faculty of Art and Design (Venice Iuav University). During university he successfully participated in many academic competitions and activities, ranging from graphics to product, from web design to interior fittings, designing, amongst other things, furniture, lamps and interior accessories. In 2002 he joined Metalco, initially with the technical department, and then as a representative for design, research and development of new products, signing some personally and contributing to the research and fine-tuning of cooperative projects with prestigious external studios and designers, until he became head of the R&D department in 2007. He has received many prizes and recognitions also on at international level, including in particular an honourable mention at the XXI Compasso d’Oro ADI for the Ghost litter bin in 2008.