Born in Spain in 1963, Antonio Rodriguez studied architecture at the Polytechnic of Valencia. After a visit to a design exhibition in Valencia he decided to study industrial design at the School of Applied Arts in Valencia, where he finished his degree. In the 1990s, a growing focus on designing in Milan for clients in Japan soon developed into a working relationship with the Taipei Design Centre in Milan. In 2000, Antonio joined Matteo Thun and Partners to work on product design contributing significantly to the development of products in China. Antonio Rodriguez was made a partner at MTP in 2003, where he was responsible for the partnerships flagship activity of industrial design.