Giuseppe Chigiotti was born in Grosseto in 1946. He graduated from the University of Florence with a degree in Architecture and is an Associate Professor at the Milan Polytechnic, where he teaches Theory and History of Industrial Design at the Department of Design. After doing research in the History of Architecture, he devotes his research efforts to the historical roots of design, in the broadest sense of the term. In particular, he focuses on American-Italian events, especially the interplay between production and design. He has written books and papers on the theory and history of design and architecture.