Born in Peru to an Italian family, award-winning Tito Agnoli (Lima, 1931- Milan, 2012) was a particularly prolific designer from the 50s to the 70s, and his pieces are included in the permanent collection of the MoMA in New York. His encounter with industrial design was during his thirties, after an initial passion for painting that led him to move from Peru to Italy after the Second World War. After training with master Mario Sironi, Agnoli enrolled in the faculty of Architecture in 1949; after graduating in 1959, he started to work Gio Ponti and Carlo de Carli as their assistant. This activity was his springboard into the world of design: Agnoli established lasting collaborations with the major Italian brands such as Bonacina, Arflex, Poltrona Frau and Schiffini, without having a fixed base in a studio, but designing on-site, in close contact with technicians and company directors. His repertoire ranges from chairs, including the Korium series of armchairs and sofas for Matteo Grassi (1978), made of steel covered in leather and particularly eye-catching for its “floating” armrests, to the 387 floor lamp designed for Oluce, featuring the innovative "cornalux" light bulb.