Alfredo Chiaramonte (Bologna) graduated in Architecture in Venice. Marco Marin (Venice) got a Master's degree in Industrial Design after graduating at the Academy of Fine Arts. The collaboration between the two gave birth to a studio in which they work as industrial, interior and graphic designers. Since the 90s they have been collaborating with important interior design firms such as Emu, Vistosi, Bonaldo, Calligaris, NasonMoretti, Andromeda International, etc., obtaining several awards, among which the first prize at the Young and Design competition in 1996. Their familiarity with the furnaces in Murano and the techniques of glass manufacturing have made it possible to achieve a great skill in the design of glass lighting items, thanks to which the "Artificia" project was developed.