Giovanni Lauda was born in 1956 in Naples, Italy, where he received a degree in Architecture. After obtaining his Master in Design from the Domus Academy of Milan, he worked from 1988 to 1991 with Morozzi & Partners. From 1992 to 2018 together with Dante Donegani he directed the design firm D&L. He has created products for the home and for the office as well as exhibition and commercial installations. He has taught in Italy and abroad and has written articles for many Italian and foreign magazines. He works and lives in Milan.