Since 1966, Donato D’Urbino and Paolo Lomazzi have been working together designing architecture, objects, scenography, furnishings and urban projects. They worked with architect Jonathan De Pas from the beginning of their careers until 1991 (the year of De Pas’ death). During the 1960s, they showed a particular interest in the activity of creating temporary furniture and architecture, featuring the use of materials and cutting-edge industrial techniques. They designed a series of pneumatic dwellings for the Italian pavilion at the World Expo in Osaka and for the 14th edition of the Milan Triennial.
In 1967, they designed the inflatable armchair Blow. They have taken part in numerous exhibitions within the industry and have been invited to create designs for different institutions. Their numerous awards include the ‘Compasso d’Oro’ (Golden Compass Award) in 1979. Their works can be found in the design collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Centre Pompidou in Paris and many others.