Matteo Ragni was born in 1972 in Milan. After completing an architecture degree at the Polytechnic University of Milan, he started focusing on exploring the blend of function and innovation in the context of industrial design and craftsmanship. Working with Italian and international companies, he often takes on the role of creative director and aims to shape the role of designer through an ethical lens. In 2001, aged 29, he became one of the youngest recipients of the prestigious Compasso d’Oro award. He received the distinction for the Moscardino disposable utensil, designed in a collaboration with Giulio Iacchetti. In 2014, Matteo Ragni and Iacchetti received their second Compasso d’Oro, for the Montini manhole covers. Minimalist and eclectic, Matteo Ragni’s designs are often thoughtful, playful, and artistic. Together with Giulio Iacchetti, Matteo Ragni works as a design curator for Italian brand Abet Laminati.