Mario Milana was born in Milan. After graduating from the European Institute of Design, he moved to New York City where he worked with Karim Rashid for eight years, collaborating with prestigious brands. In 2014 he founded his own eponymous studio based in New York and Milan. His collections of furniture are all handmade in and around Milan by expert craftsmen who hand-weld the steel and iron structures. The fine leather upholsteries are hand-stitched by a family of artisans. Artisanal methods, functionality, and simplicity are the staples of Milana’s sophisticated pieces.