Giacomo Arduino Cristofori was born in 1971, graduated from Milan Politecnico in 1998 and trained in interiors and design. He worked in the transport sector (OneWork, formerly Systematica), then with Vudafieri Saverino Partners and, from 1999, was involved with the planning, creative direction, development and realization of concept design for international brands like Costume National, Jimmy Choo, Kenzo, Tod’s, Versace, MetersBonwe, Miele and Loewe among others. He also does interior designs for private residences and has designed furniture, display units and taps. In 2012, together with Marialisa Santi, he founded the studio Cristofori Santi Architetti which was responsible for the new concept of the Cerruti 1881 brand, and launched the first Harbour City brand store in 2012. Giacomo Arduino Cristofori lives in Milan, moving between Paris and China where he works with private clients in interior design and architecture, and with Chinese companies in retail.