The architect and designer Giovanni Lauda was born in 1956 in Naples where he graduated in architecture and design. He completed his design degree at the Domus Academy in Milan where he has been teaching since 1993. From 1988 to 1991 he worked at the Morozzi & Partner design offices, until he founded the D&L Studio for architecture, interior design and design together with Dante Donegani, in Milan. D&L have designed products for the homes and offices for companies such as Sedie & Company, Play line, Play +, Rotaliana, Viceversa and more. Besides, the designers created display systems, developed fair stands for companies and concepts for art exhibitions. In 1996, Giovanni Lauda was involved in the conception of an exhibition named "Italian design from 1964 to 1990" at the Milan Triennale and of the exhibition "Italy and Japan: design as lifestyle" in 2001.
The products by Dante Donegani and Giovanni Lauda were already exhibited in the Design Museum of London and in the Vitra Design Museum. The "Passepartout" chaiselongue for Edra was even taken in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco. For Rotaliana, the two designers created numerous light fixtures, some of which were awarded famous design prizes. The light "Lisca" won the iF Design Award in 2005 and the versatile MultiPot Rotaliana table lamp with tray, storage compartment and loading station for cell-phones was recommended at the Compasso d'Oro ADI 2008. Giovanni Lauda and his business and creative partner are famous for the classical Luxy light collection, launched in 2002 and characterized by colourful light shades.
Giovanni Lauda lives and works in Milan.