Stefano Bigi grew up between France and Italy, moving to Milan in 2005 and establishing the Helldesign studio. He designs furniture and objects for La Cividina, Porada, Exdè by Cattaneo, Colico Design and Seltz, Emmei. He considers design to be a never-ending search for the right balance between aesthetics and comfort, between form and function. A piece of furniture is always the result of a collaboration between the designer’s ideas and the producer’s technical experience. He is mainly inspired by his love for nature and for the 1970's, an era that was praised for rejection of the conventional. His influences in the world of design are mainly Pierre Paulin, Werner Panton and Achille Castiglioni.