Over the course of a career spanning more than 40 years, Carlo Forcolini has designed more than 100 objects and furniture pieces for some of the most prestigious brands in Italy. Trained by the masters of Italian design, he co-founded the acclaimed design firm Alias in 1979. Steeped in references to art, literature and cinema, his work is both iconic and functional. Each piece has a story and a raison d’être – embodying an approach to design drawn from a fascination with dreams, mystery and the unknowable. Forcolini is currently the vice-chairman of the Istituto Europeo di Design and lives and works in Milan.