Riccardo Giovanetti was born in Milan in 1967. Attended the Faculty of Architecture at the Politecnico di Milano and graduated in Industrial Design in 1992. From 1993 to 1996, he collaborated with several brands in the product design panorama, working for Alarossa and Atlante up until 1998. During this period he also designed furniture and steel accessories.
Alongside these first experiences he was deeply involved in design research, materialized in a cycle of exhibitions events held in Italy and Japan: Oggetti Risorti, Milan, 1996; Oggetti Discreti, Fondazione Mudima, 1997; Oggetti Onesti, Milan, 1998 and in the same year, Objects at the Living Design Center, Tokyo. The year of 1998 signalled the start of a phase of growing activity in the world of industrial design, testified by Riccardo Giovanetti collaboration with companies and brands such as Adele C., Cassina, Pallucco, Montina, Felicerossi, Flou, Schopenhauer, Interdecor, FONTANAARTE, Candle, Firme di Vetro, Whirlpool and Recovered.
Besides his collaborations, Riccardo Giovanetti also worked as design director for several international companies as Armstrong, Forbo, Takett, Omnidecor, Frati and Bayer Sheets. In the role of design consultant, he worked with ECVM European Council of Vinyl Manufactures in Brussels, Associazione Italiana Stampaggio Rotazionale, Istituto Italiano per le Plastiche da Riciclo, Replastic and Istituto Italiano Rame.